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 an illness that can be arrested, and that changed family attitudes can often aid in recovery.

The only requirement for membership is that there be a relative of friend with a drinking problem. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions. At meetings a basket is passed to cover expenses, but contributions are generally modest and strictly voluntary.

Interested in becoming a member of Al-Anon? Click the link below to learn how to get started.