When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help
Let the hand of Al-Anon and Alateen always be there, and
Let It Begin With Me.
Statement of Purpose
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 recovery. 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 voluntary contributions.
AL-ANON IS A 12 STEP SUPPORT GROUP FOR THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF ALCOHOLICS
Al-Anon is for anyone who has been affected by alcoholism. If you are concerned about someone else's drinking, the Al-Anon program can offer help. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend."
Al-Anon started in 1951 as "family groups," attended by the families of alcoholics who found sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous. Today, Al-Anon/Alateen members are finding serenity and help in our program, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not. Recovery in Al-Anon is based on the Twelve Steps (adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous).