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AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS

If you are a new, we welcome you and hope that you will find here the help and support that we have found. Whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not, Al-Anon offers hope and recovery to all people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend.

Al-Anon has one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practising The Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic. We believe that alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.

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ARE YOU TROUBLED BY SOMEONE ELSE’S DRINKING?
DID YOU GROW UP WITH A PROBLEM DRINKER?

If you identify with some of these statements, it is important to know that help and hope for friends and families of alcoholics can be found at a meeting near you. Your inquiry is confidential and anonymous. If you are concerned about someone else’s drinking, we encourage you to ask for support at a meeting. On our meetings page you can find a meeting that is close to you, where you will meet others like you.

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETINGS

We suggest you attend six meetings before you decide if Al-Anon is right for you. By trying a variety of meetings in your area, you can find one that suits you. Feel free to go to any meeting anywhere, the only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend. Al-Anon Family Groups are an anonymous fellowship, so what is said in a meeting is held in confidence and your anonymity is protected at all times. Members usually use their first name only in meetings.

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Al-ANON FAMILY GROUP PROGRAM

Our program of recovery is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based upon:

The 12 Steps

Study of these steps is essential to progress in the Al-Anon program. The principals they embody are universal, applicable to everyone, whatever your personal creed.

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12 Traditions

These guidelines are the means of promoting harmony and growth in Al-Anon groups and in the worldwide fellowship of Al-Anon as a whole.

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12 Concepts of Service

The Twelve steps and Twelve Traditions are guides for personal growth and group unity. The Twelve Concepts are guides for service.

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