•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
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.
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.