Welcome to the Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.'s World Wide Web Site.

•To the Potential Newcomer
Your inquiry is confidential and anonymous. If you are concerned about someone else's drinking, we encourage you to browse our web site for information about our program. Call 888-4AL-ANON, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm ET for meeting information.

•Al-Anon's Purpose
To help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Similarly, Alateen is our recovery program for young people. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members.

Our program of recovery is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based upon the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts of Service.

The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.

Al-Anon/Alateen is not affiliated with any other organization or outside entity.

Al-Anon meetings are held in 115 countries. There are over 24,000 Al-Anon and over 2,300 Alateen groups worldwide.

•Literature and Materials
Our publications are based upon the shared experience of our membership and their application of Al-Anon's principles to their lives. Our literature is available in 30 languages.

•Mutual Support
Whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not, Al-Anon offers hope and recovery to all people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend.