To Our Professional Friends
Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen, has been in existence for more than 50 years as a community resource providing support to those affected by someone else's drinking. Today there are about 31,000 Al-Anon and Alateen groups meeting in 115 countries.
Anyone who feels her or his life has been affected by close contact with a problem drinker is eligible for membership in Al-Anon or Alateen. Newcomers are welcome at all Al-Anon meetings. There are no dues or fees for membership.
Our meetings are anonymous and
confidential, as are all inquiries.
- Is a separate fellowship from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
- Al-Anon is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions adapted from AA.
- Is part of the Al-Anon Fellowship designed for the younger relatives and friends of alcoholics through age nineteen.
- Members conduct their own meetings with the guidance of an Al-Anon sponsor.
- Follows the same Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and principles as Al-Anon.
- 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
- Attend meetings on a regular basis.
- Make telephone contact with other members.
- Read Al-Anon/Alateen literature.
- Have a sponsor.
- Apply theTwelve Steps of recovery to their lives.
- Become involved in Al-Anon Service work.
- Give advice.
- Indulge in gossip or criticism.
- Discuss members' religious beliefs, or lack of them.
- Endorse or oppose any cause, therapy, or treatment.
Thank you for referring your clients to Al-Anon/Alateen. We hope you will continue to do so.
Newcomers are welcome at all Al-Anon meetings. Please speak with someone after the meeting. If you are new to Al-Anon, we’re glad you are here!