Al-Anon

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ARE YOU AFFECTED BY A LOVED ONE’S DRINKING?

 

THEN AL-ANON IS FOR YOU! Al-Anon is in existence for almost 55 years as a community resource, providing support to those affected by the disease of Alcoholism. It is a separate fellowship from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), however the Al-Anon recovery programme is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions adapted from AA. Like AA, Al-Anon is an Anonymous Fellowship. Al-Anon Family Groups have only one requirement for membership: that you be affected by someone else’s drinking.

 

Alateen is part of the Al-Anon Family Group, designed for younger members – usually children of Problem Drinkers. Alateen members conduct their own meeting with the guidance of an Al-Anon member. They follow the same Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and Principles of Al-Anon. At meetings, members learn about the facts of Alcoholism as a disease and how it has impacted their lives emotionally and physically. Many children of Alcoholics have made marked improvements in their studies since entering the doors of Alateen. Al-Anon and Alateen members benefit from contact with others who have or have had similar problems and share their experience, strength and hope to improve their own attitudes and behaviour. The understanding of alcoholism as an illness and altered attitude leads to compassion for the alcoholic and brings about serenity in the home.

 

Statistics reveal that many alcoholics have entered the doors of AA after their loved ones joined the Al-Anon recovery programme.

 

Al-Anon / Alateen Groups Do Not:

 

• Give advice

Indulge in gossip or criticism

Endorse or oppose any cause, therapy or treatment

Discuss members religious beliefs or the lack of them.

 

Al-Anon / Alateen is self-supporting:

Through voluntary contributions of members, there are no dues or fees for membership.

Does not accept any outside funds, grants or donations.

 

Worldwide, there are over 26 000 Al-Anon and Alateen meetings in 115 countries. Meetings are usually held in the evenings at community halls, schools or churches. Some meetings are held on week day mornings. To find out about a meeting closest to you, log into our website at www.alanon.org.za

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