Groups, which includes Alateen and Al‑Anon
Adult Children, has been in existence for 65 years as a
community resource providing support to those affected by
someone else’s drinking.
Today, there are more than 25,000 Al‑Anon
and 1,700 Alateen groups meeting in 133 countries. There are
more than 280 Al‑Anon and Alateen meetings
in the Minneapolis and St.Paul metropolitan area. Meetings
are anonymous and confidential. There are no dues or fees for
Find out if Al‑Anon, Alateen, or Al‑Anon Adult Children
might be right for you. Learn about alcoholism
as a family disease and its effect on us.
Help and Hope
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. We believe alcoholism is a family illness, and that
changed attitudes can aid recovery.
Al‑Anon is not allied with any sect,
denomination, political entity, organization, or institution;
does not engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes
any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al‑Anon is
self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions.
Al‑Anon has but one
purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by
practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to
families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and
encouragement to the alcoholic.
Preamble to The Twelve Steps
Reprinted with permission of
Al‑Anon Family Group Headquarters, Virginia Beach, VA.
Minnesota Fellowship Weekend is closing
The Board and Trustees of Minnesota
Fellowship Weekend have announced that 2016 convention will be
its last. The board unanimously voted to cancel the 2017
event and suspend all future Minnesota Fellowship Weekend
Text of letter announcing
Have you seen Al‑Anon’s New Workbook?
Reaching for Personal Freedom:
Living the Legacies
A workbook for using Al‑Anon’s
Twelve Steps, Traditions, and Concepts
Available for purchase at Minneapolis
Al‑Anon/Alateen Information Services and St. Paul
Learn more about