Al-Anon is an organization comprised of persons whose lives have been negatively affected by someone else’s drinking. We have come together with the firm belief that by sharing our experience, strength, and hope, we will all be better prepared to handle the present and move on to a brighter, more serene future.
The sole purpose of Al-Anon is to help the family and friends of the problem drinker. There are no dues or fees for membership. We are fully self-supporting through our own voluntary contributions.
We believe that alcoholism is a family illness. We understand that we did not cause the disease, we cannot control it and we cannot cure it; however, as friends and relatives of the alcoholic, by changing our own attitude, can choose recovery and a better life for ourselves while still giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.
Al-Anon is a recovery program for families and friends of alcoholics, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not. Alateen, a part of Al-Anon, is for teens and preteens affected by someone else’s drinking, not for young alcoholics seeking sobriety for themselves. For more information please email [email protected].