Can I attend a “Closed” meeting?
If someone’s alcoholism is bothering you, please come to any “open” or “closed” meeting. “Closed” simply means it is closed to the curious, professionals (counselors, doctors, etc.) or students seeking information about Al-Anon, but don’t, themselves, have anyone in their family or friends whose alcoholism is bothering them. In other words, if you are seeking help with the disease of alcoholism, then you are welcome to come to both “open” and “closed” Al-Anon meetings. Those seeking only information are welcome to come only to “Open”, “Newcomers” or “Beginners” meetings.
Alateen meetings are always closed, that is, open only to children in the teen years.