Hope and Help for Families of Alcoholics

Welcome

What is Al-Anon 

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.
Al-Anon / Alateen Family Groups District 18 Northern California
Members Story:  “I Don’t Have To Participate in the Drama”
Reprinted with permission of The Forum, Al-Anon Family Groups Hdqts.Inc, Virgiia Beach, VA
I could have written a novel about what alcoholism and addiction did to me and those around me, but today my novel would be completely different.  Working the Al-Anon program helped me move past the anger, bitterness and lack of healthy family experiences that came with growing up with an alcoholic.  It also helped me face the effects of leaving home very young to create my own chaotic marriage and eventual divorce from an alcoholic/addict.  Al-Anon opened my eyes to a sunnier, happier life.  I learned that I am in control of my own life, thoughts and behaviors.  I could no longer blame the past, my day, my ex or others for my choices.  Today, I have a choice to smile and welcome the sunshine of healing into my life.  I have a choice to pick up the phone and call a trusted Al-Anon friend when I’m feeling blue.  I have the choice to go to a meeting and embrace the warm hugs and healing sharing. Alcoholism is still causing chaos in our blended family, but I don’t have to participate in the drama.  I am so thankful for all the healthy changes in my life.  I found a wonderful friend in Al-Anon -- me.   by Daisy P., California

Welcome

What is Al-Anon 

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.
Al-Anon / Alateen Family Groups District 18 Northern California
Hope and Help for Families of Alcoholics