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 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 alcoholic.
This link describes different types of meeting formats.
Reprinted with permission from the Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual(P-24/27), © 1992, Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.
While we often cooperate with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), we are a separate organization. Use the link above to find their website.
Our District is in the Washington State Area, which supports Districts throughout the state. Their website can be reached using the link above.
Many additional resources can be found on the national website, from the link above, including podcasts, videos, literature and much more.