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Al-Anon Info for Professionals & Students

Please note that Al-Anon is an anonymous fellowship.  All meetings are closed* to observers, unless otherwise indicated on the meeting list as open.  Anniversary Meetings listed on our Events page are also open meetings.  Please respect our privacy and our traditions. 

*Closed Meetings are closed to observers only.  They are always open to anyone who is personally affected by someone else’s drinking.

See this Fact Sheet for an ENGLISH version of Al-Anon Info for Professionals==> Info for Professionals 

Follow this link for a SPANISH version of the Fact Sheet of Al-Anon Info for Professionals==> HERE


  • Al-Anon is an international fellowship.
  • Al-Anon’s only membership requirement is that there be a drinking problem in a relative or friend.
  • Al-Anon is free and non-professional.
  • Al-Anon has a Public Outreach service that provides information to professionals.
  • Al-Anon publishes Al-Anon Speaks Out, a free biannual newsletter for members of the professional community.
  • Alateen, a part of Al-Anon, is for teenage members of the family.
  • Al-Anon groups for adult children, parents, men and other special focus groups function under the umbrella of Al-Anon Family Groups.
  • Al-Anon/Alateen has a Lone Member Service for those unable to attend a meeting.
  • Al-Anon/Alateen holds open meetings which professionals are invited to attend.
  • Al-Anon/Alateen has 24-hour toll free 800 numbers for a free introductory packet of literature for professionals: USA 800-356-9996
    Canada 800-714-7498


  • a member of the business community;
  • a physician and/or health care worker;
  • a law and/or law enforcement professional;
  • a member of the mental health field; a member of the clergy; educator; or a Student and would like further information about Al-Anon or Alateen, please contact us:

email: info@westchesterputnamalanon.org

phone: (914) 946-1748

Adapted from Al-Anon Speaks To You, The Professional (P-58). Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.

The 1999 Al-Anon/Alateen Membership Survey revealed that 51% of our members were referred to Al-Anon by professionals. Many Al-Anon members continue to seek professional assistance in addition to regular attendance at meetings. The role between Al-Anon and the professional community has always been one of interchange, cooperation and support.

Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen, has been in existence for 50 years as a community resource providing support to those affected by someone else’s drinking. Today, there are nearly 30,000 Al-Anon and Alateen groups meeting in 115 countries.