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 Family Groups 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 Family Groups 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.
Suggested Al-Anon Preamble to the Twelve Steps
–Reprinted with permission of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.
For those new to Al-Anon, the World Service Office has posted an informative podcast series: First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery. This is the first of six Al-Anon Family Group podcasts with the purpose of introducing you to Al-Anon meetings.