Is A-Anon or Alateen right
AL-ANON Family Group
meetings welcome anyone who believes that their life has
been affected by the drinking habits of someone in either
the past of the present.
ALATEEN meetings are
Al-ANON meetings that welcome teens and young adults who
believe that their lives have been affected by the drinking
habits of someone in either the past of the present.
designed to help you decide whether or not
you need AL-ANON/ALATEEN.
questions for adults who grew up with an alcoholic.
This questionnaire may help you in determining whether
alcoholism affected your childhood or present life, and if
AL-ANON is for you.
Can Al-Anon help me to stop
someone from drinking?
AL-ANON believes that
alcoholism is a disease, and that like many other diseases
it is not possible to stop someone from having alcoholism.
But it is possible for us to change our own attitudes
towards a drinker, ourselves and other people in our lives.
AL-ANON believes that changing our own attitudes can help to
improve our own lives and our family situation, whether
someone in our lives is still drinking or not.
We recommend that
Detachment; an except from an AL-ANON
pamphlet (S-19) describing Detachment as it pertains to the
disease of alcoholism and how AL-ANON can be helpful to
people seeking a better way of living with this disease.
Other AL-ANON literature is also available to help you.
What do people do in Al-Anon
The AL-ANON and ALATEEN
programs consist primarily of independently operated
meetings of people who gather to share their experience,
strength and hope with one another, and to learn how to
apply the principles of AL-ANON to their own recovery from
the effects of someone else’s drinking.
AL-ANON meetings may
cooperate with one another to produce additional events and
services for its participants and the public, including
conferences, literature distribution and public awareness
participants choose to provide their volunteer services to
deliver these and other services.
Except for a very small
core of administrative staff to support information
distribution and publication at the worldwide
level, AL-ANON service is completely voluntary and
Is Al-Anon affiliated with
some other organization?
AL-ANON is not a
religious organization or a counseling agency. It is not a
treatment center nor is it allied with any other
organization offering such services.
AL-ANON Family Groups,
which includes ALATEEN for teenage members, neither
expresses opinions on outside issues nor endorsees outsides
No dues or fees are
required. Participation is voluntary, requiring on that
one’s own life as been adversely affected by someone else’s