AL-Anon Family Groups
For every person who misuses alcohol it is estimated that at least five other people are affected. These include partners, parents, children and friends.
It can be very difficult for family members to live with and care about a person who misuses alcohol, without sacrificing their own health and happiness.
However, this does not mean that the situation is hopeless; family members and friends of alcoholics can get help for themselves.
Al-Anon Family Groups are groups of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems – which we have all experienced when the alcoholic was drinking…. or sober.
Al-Anon members believe that alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes are essential to aid the alcoholic’s recovery and to support the alcoholic in sobriety.
Like “Alcoholics Anonymous” Al-Anon is an anonymous fellowship; everything that is said in a meeting and member to member is held in confidence. Only in this way can members of Al-Anon feel free to say what is in our minds and hearts, as this is how we help each other in Al-Anon.
Al-Anon has but one purpose – to help families and friends of alcoholics.