AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS: Hope for families & friends of alcoholics
We invite you to try our program. At Al-Anon meetings, you will meet other people facing the same problems you are.
In Al-Anon, we begin to recover from the effects of being close to an alcoholic. We do this by sharing our experiences with others. As we begin to understand the family disease of alcoholism, we are better able to handle our problems and improve our lives. You can gain support and understanding by listening and speaking with others at Al-Anon meetings.
In Al-Anon, you are no longer alone.
We urge you to contact the nearest Al-Anon Family Group.
No Dues or Fees. Our meetings are free. We meet our group expenses by passing the basket. All contributions are voluntary.
Anonymous and Confidential. Your identity and what you say at meetings will be carefully guarded.
Al-Anon/Alateen is supported by members’ voluntary contributions and from the sale of our Conference Approved Literature.
It's Time For Help.
Alcoholism is a family disease. It affects everyone who is close to the alcoholic. Most of us believe that the alcoholic is the one who needs to change. It comes as a shock to hear that we also need to change and it's time to look at ourselves. By going to an Al-Anon meeting, you will find help and understanding. You will no longer be alone.
There is a Better Way.
Are you "sick and tired of being sick and tired"? On your own, you've tried everything you could think of and nothing seems to work. Don't be too hard on yourself and don't give up. There is hope. You are at a turning point. If you would like your life to be different, Al-Anon offers you a better way. At Al-Anon meetings, you will meet people who understand your frustration.
We Urge you to Try Al-Anon.
Like you, members in Al-Anon know what it is like to live with the uncertainty of alcoholism. At this critical time in your life, you can begin to move forward by finding out where Al-Anon meetings are located in your community.
Reprinted with permission of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc
Do you feel like you don't know where to turn?
“I can’t take it anymore. This better work.”
“When will my life be normal?”
“Is this the end of all our problems?”
“I had nightmares about her drinking after treatment.”
“I was angry, hurt and confused.”
“I took it personally when my son drank again.”