How Al-Anon Works


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
March 20th - March 22nd
Red Lion Hotel
100 Berlin Rd
Cromwell, CT. 06416

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)






- AL-ANON's Twelve Steps, Traditions and Concepts
- Detachment: AL-ANON's view
- Just for Today: AL-ANON words to live by


God, grant me the serenity

To accept the things I cannot change,

Courage to change the things I can,

And wisdom to know the difference.

AL-ANON Family Groups offer a wide range of literature covering topics relating to people affected by someone else's drinking.  You will find many of these publications available at AL-ANON meetings in Connecticut and elsewhere, including publications designed especially for AL-ANON beginners.  Many of these publications are made available for free at meetings through the donations of meeting participants.  Some, especially hard-cover books, are available at reasonable prices.  You can order AL-ANON literature through a local meeting, or order it directly from


Connecticut 's Literature Distribution Center


 CT AFG. Inc. 

277 Main Street

Hartford, CT 06106


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Literature can be ordered on the Literature Distribution Center page.


Key AL-ANON literature topics and materials include:

  • How to use and understand The AL-ANON Family Groups program

  • Learning about the effects of alcohol on the alcoholic and other people

  • How to recover from the effects of someone else's drinking

  • Marriage and alcoholism

  • How to improve our lives through emotional and spiritual growth (non-religious materials)

  • How teenagers can improve their lives when affected by someone else's drinking

  • How people attending AL-ANON meetings can help to improve AL-ANON

Please note that AL-ANON uses only literature approved by the AL-ANON Family Groups World Service Conference at AL-ANON meetings and functions.  This Conference Approved Literature (CAL) contains readings written by and selected by participants in the AL-ANON program, which are designed to follow the principles of AL-ANON.  These principles include the concept of neutrality and respect for the personal beliefs of individuals in the AL-ANON program.