Al-Anon offers understanding and support for families and friends of problem drinkers, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not. Alateen, a part of Al-Anon, is for young people aged 12-17 (inclusive) who have been affected by someone else's drinking, usually that of a parent.
What are the Al-Anon Family Groups?
The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems.
For over 50 years, Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) has been offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics. It is estimated that each alcoholic affects the lives of at least four other people... alcoholism is truly a family disease. No matter what relationship you have with an alcoholic, whether they are still drinking or not, all who have been affected by someone else’s drinking can find solutions that lead to serenity in the Al-Anon/Alateen fellowship.
What does al-anonuk.org.uk offer?
al-anonuk.org.uk offers information about support groups around the country for friends and families of problem drinkers. The website also offer links for professionals working with those who have been affected by problem drinking. Literature is available to download from Al-Anon.
Which areas are served by support groups for Al-Anon?
The website offers a search facility to find local support groups in the following countries: