The Al-Anon Family
Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of
alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in
order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism
is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid
Al-Anon is not allied
with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization
or institution; does not engage in any controversy, neither
endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for
membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own
Al-Anon has but
one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by
practicing the Twelve Steps,
by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics,
and by giving understanding and encouragement to the
Alateen, part of the
Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people whose
lives have been affected by alcoholism in a family member or
close friend. We help each other by sharing our experience,
strength and hope.
We believe alcoholism
is a family disease because it affects all members
emotionally and sometimes physically. Although we cannot
change or control our parents, we can detach from their
problems while continuing to love them.
We do not discuss
religion or become involved with any outside organizations.
Our sole topic is the solutions of our problems. We are
always careful to protect each otherís anonymity as well as
that of all Al-Anon and AA members.
By applying the
Twelve Steps to ourselves, we begin to grow mentally,
emotionally and spiritually. We will always be grateful to
Alateen for giving us a wonderful, healthy program to live
by and enjoy.