Al-Anon / Alateen

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.
Used with permission from the Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual 2018-2021, Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.

Member’s Share Thier Experience Strength and Hope in Al-Anon’s Magazine “The Forum”

Following Al-Anon Basics

(The Forum, July 2017)

When I attended my first Al-Anon meeting, I was tired and full of despair. The last 18 years of living in the active disease of alcoholism had taken its toll. I didn’t know what to expect from the meeting, but I was willing to listen. During that meeting… more

This is My Story (Alateen)

(The Forum, August 2017)

I lived with my parents until I was five. When they divorced, I went to live with my grandparents. I was so young, but people told me it was a very stressful time for everyone. My mother, sister and I were supposed to live at my grandparents… more

I Learned I Am Not Alone

(The Forum, December 2017)

I discovered at my first Al‑Anon meeting just how much alcoholism had affected me, even though I didn’t drink. I was just as sick as my alcoholic boyfriend—maybe worse. I was obsessed. I constantly searched for alcohol and poured it out .… more