What is Al-Anon? Al-Anon is a community resource providing support for people who are living with, or have lived with someone whose drinking created problems for themselves or others. There are over 24,000 Al-Anon group meetings and nearly 1,800 Alateen group meetings in 131 countries.
Many Al-Anon members first come to Al-Anon because a friend or relative has a drug problem, or they have grown up in a home with someone that has suffered from addiction. The majority of members come to realize that alcohol abuse was also a part of the overall problem. Many find that with the help of Al-Anon, they have gained a new understanding of alcoholism, and addiction through the power of peer-to-peer exchange. This helps members discover new choices and new ways of thinking about how to handle the effects of alcohol abuse. They do not however, give each other advice or specific direction.
You might be surprised at what you can learn at an Al-Anon meeting!
If you would like more information and resources to help support families affected by alcoholism: visit www.al-anon.alateen.org, stop by our local meeting every Monday from 6-7 pm at the Kanabec County Pubic Services building. You can also stop in to Kanabec-Pine Community Health to pick up a brochure.
Local Al-Anon members are also available to meet with groups or individuals to share information, resources and personal experiences with the benefits of participation in Al-Anon Family Groups.
To print out a flyer with meeting information, click on the link below.