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 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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If you are interested in learning more about Al-Anon & Alateen, please feel free to browse our website. There is a lot of helpful information and contact numbers to help guide you.

To find a meeting, please use the 
Meetings Tab at the top of this page.
Use the legend information on the Meetings page to determine which meeting would best suit your needs. Alternatively, you can call us at:
 1-888-8AL-ANON (1-888-825-2666)

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CT Al-Anon's Literature Distribution Center (LDC) is open Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. Masks required. We also accept orders by phone, email, and USPS mail. Curbside pick-ups are available by appointment. Please click here for further information. 
LDC - Temporary parking and entrance instructions
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.