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What Are the Al-Anon Family Groups?

Al-Anon Family Groups is a community resource providing support to anyone affected by a relative or friend's drinking. There are over 26,000 Al-Anon and Alateen groups meeting in 115 countries..


Al-Anon:

  • Has only one requirement for membership -- each member has been affected by someone else's drinking.
  • Is an anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who meet anonymously to share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems; adult children of alcoholics, parents, partners, spouses, co-workers, etc., can al find help in Al-Anon.
  • Is a separate fellowship from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Al-Anon is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions adapted from AA.
  • Is nonprofessional, self-supporting, spiritually based, apolitical, welcomes all cultures and is available almost everywhere.
Alateen:

  • Is part of the Al-Anon Fellowship designed for the younger relatives and friends of alcoholics through age nineteen.
  • Follows the same Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and principles as Al-Anon.
  • Members conduct their own meetings with the guidance of an Al-Anon member sponsor.
ŠA1-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. 1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617 Phone: (757) 563-1600 Fax: (757) 563-1655 e-mail: wso@al-anon.org "Fact Sheet For Professionals -- Information About Al-Anon & Alateen" (S-37)
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