Al-Anon is

A fellowship of relatives and friend of alcoholics who believe their lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

A mutual support recovery program based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.

A nonprofessional fellowship where members share their experience, strength, and hope to solve their common problems.

A program with the anonymity of all Al-Anon, Alateen, and AA members protected.

A spiritual program that is compatible with all religious beliefs or none.

A program with the single purpose of helping families and friends of alcoholics, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.

Al-Anon is not

Allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution.

Involved in any outside issues– neither endorses nor opposes any cause.

Affiliated with AA, although both fellowships cooperate with one another.

Considered a religious organization, treatment center, provider, counseling agency, or teaching program.

Conducted by professionals.

Intended as a replacement for professional treatment or counseling.

What is Al-Anon?

North Dakota Al-Anon and Alateen

How Can Al-Anon Help?

Many who come to Al-Anon are in despair, feeling hopeless, unable to believe that things can ever change. We want our lives to be different, but nothing we have done has brought about change. We all come to Al-anon because we want and need help.

In Al-Anon, members share their own experience, strength, and hope with each other. You will meet others who share your feelings and frustrations, if not your exact situation. We come together to learn a better way of life, to find happiness whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.

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