At Al-Anon Family Group meetings, the friends and family members of problem drinkers share our experiences and learn how to apply the principles of the Al-Anon program to our individual situations.
We learn that we are not alone in the problems we face, and that we have choices that lead to greater peace of mind, whether the drinker continues to drink or not.
In Al-Anon, members do not give direction or advice to other members. Instead, we share our personal experiences and stories, and invite other members to “take what they like and leave the rest," to determine for themselves what lesson they could apply to their own lives.
The best place to learn how Al-Anon works is at an Al-Anon meeting in your local community. Personal contact is an important element in the healing process. These web page selections may give you some encouragement to visit your first meeting.