HOW AL-ANON WORKS
Al-Anon, part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of men and women 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 the members emotionally and sometimes physically. Although we cannot change or control the drinker, 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 solution of our problems. We are always careful to protect each other’s anonymity as well as that of all Alateens and A.A. members.
By applying the Twelve Steps to ourselves, we begin to grow mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We will always be grateful to Al-Anon for giving us a wonderful, healthy program to live by and enjoy.
How do you know if you've been affected by someone's drinking?
What do members say?