How Al-Anon Works

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In Al-Anon, members do not give direction or advice to other members. instead, they share their personal experiences and stories.

How can I help my drinker?

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There is no magic formula that enables you to help someone stop. - or cut back - on his or her drinking. Alcoholism is a complex problem.

How can I find a meeting?

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If someone else's drinking troubles you, attending Al-Anon and Alateen Family Group meetings can help.

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AFG Convention

2020 AFG Convention
(More info coming soon)

More Info on the Convention Page.

Alateen must have consent form and notarized medical form filled out by parent/guardian and presented at the Alateen registration desk.

Alateen Form Required for Convention Attendance.

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CT Al-Anon's Literature Distribution Center - LDC - 

Check out all you need to know for Connecticut's very own LDC/Office (scroll down to the bottom of the page after clicking the link)

 

 

 

Alcoholism is a family disease. Living with the effects of someone else's drinking is too devastating for most people to bear without help. 

 

In Al-Anon we learn individuals are not responsible for another person's disease or recovery from it. 

 

We let go of our obsession with another's behavior and begin to lead happier and more manageable lives, lives with dignity and rights; lives guided by a Power greater than ourselves. 

 

IN AL-ANON WE LEARN: 

 

      Not to suffer because of the actions or reactions of other people;

      Not to allow ourselves to be used or abused by others in the interest of another's recovery;

      Not to do for others what they could do for themselves;

      Not to manipulate situations so others will eat, go to bed, get up, pay bills, not drink;

      Not to cover up for anyone's mistakes or misdeeds;

      Not to create a crisis; 

      Not to prevent a crisis if it is in the natural course of events. 

 

Detachment is neither kind nor unkind. It does not imply judgment or condemnation of the person or situation from which we are detaching. It is simply a means that allows us to separate ourselves from the adverse effects that another person's alcoholism can have upon our lives.

 

Detachment helps families look at their situations realistically and objectively, thereby making intelligent decisions possible.