What Is al-Anon
Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.
The Al-Anon Family Groups are an anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems of living with an alcoholic, and to help others to do the same. We believe that alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid in recovery.
The only requirement for membership is that there be a relative or friend with a drinking problem. There are no dues for membership, but according to the Seventh Tradition, Al-Anon groups ought to be self-supporting through members’ voluntary contributions. At meetings, the basket is passed to cover group expenses, including rent, purchase of literature, and support of trusted servants and Al-Anon’s service arms. Members and newcomers are encouraged to contribute in gratitude for what Al-Anon has given them. The amount is not important; what is important is that they give what they can.
Interested in becoming a member of Al-Anon? Click the link below to learn how to get started.