Category Archives: Al-Anon

Did you grow up with a problem drinker?

20 Questions for adult children of alcoholics Did You Grow Up With a Problem Drinker? Answer these questions to see if you are still affected today. Do you constantly seek approval and affirmation? Do you fail to recognize your accomplishments? Do you fear criticism? Do you overextend yourself? Have you had problems with your own compulsive behavior? Do… Read More »

Al-Anon/Alateen is self supporting

Al-Anon/Alateen is self-supporting: Through the voluntary contributions of members; there are no dues or fees for membership. It does not accept any outside fund, grants or donations. Is not allied with any outside enterprises.

About anonymity

Al-Anon/Alateen Is a Program Based upon Anonymity: The identity of all Al-Anon and Alateen members, as well as members of Alcoholics Anonymous, is protected. Confidentiality is allowed to develop from a sense of trust and honesty. The focus is on spiritual principles, not personalities, which leads to a fellowship of equals.

Al-Anon/Alateen meeting types

Al-Anon/Alateen Meetings Include: OPEN meetings that may be attended by anyone interested in learning about the Al-Anon or Alateen programs. (See also Upcoming Events.) CLOSED: Meetings that are only for those whose life is or has been affected by a problem drinker – these meetings are closed to the general public and other observers. Some of these meetings may also be… Read More »

How Al-Anon/Alateen meetings are started

An Al-Anon or Alateen meeting can be started by: Al-Anon and Alateen members. A minister, doctor, social worker, or AA member may initiate the foundation of an Al-Anon/Alateen group. However, after the group has started, members operate the group. Professional or AA participation should be limited to open meetings.

WSO World Service Organisation

Useful links The following links are to our World Service Office Website, which may provide more information, particularly for Professionals. Welcome How can Al-Anon help me? Frequently Asked Questions Is Al-Anon for You? Al-Anon’s Three Legacies Information for Professionals Membership survey results Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism (magazine) WSO News Safety at Meetings January 2019 Resume Solicitation Letter At-Large Committee… Read More »

What Al-Anon/Alateen groups are not

Al-Anon/Alateen groups are not places where you will get advice on how to make somebody else stop drinking. We do not: Give advice. Indulge in gossip or criticism. Discuss members’ religious beliefs, or lack of them. Endorse or oppose any cause, therapy or treatment. Provide support for problems other than the impact of alcoholism upon the family members.

Why do people go to Al-Anon/Alateen meetings?

Group Meetings: To learn the facts about alcoholism as an illness and how it has impacted their lives physically and emotionally. To benefit from contact with others who have similar problems. To improve their own attitudes and behaviors through the study and practice of the Twelve steps and Twelve Traditions. Al-Anon and Alateen members find help when they:… Read More »