What is Al-Anon?
Al-Anon is a group of people who are worried about someone with a drinking problem; who gather together to share experience, strength, and hope with each other.
What is Alateen?
Young people aged 8-19 who have been affected by someone else’s drinking are invited to share experience, strength, and hope with each other.
How does Al-Anon work?
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, with many related issues.
How will the program help me?
Many who come to Al-Anon/Alateen are in despair, feeling hopeless, unable to believe that things can ever change. We want our lives to be different, but nothing we have done has brought about change. We all come to Al-Anon because we want and need help.
In Al-Anon and Alateen, members share their own experience, strength, and hope with each other. You will meet others who share your feelings and frustrations, if not your exact situation. We come together to learn a better way of life, to find happiness whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.
What is alcoholism?
Alcoholism is widely recognized as a disease of compulsive drinking, which can be arrested, but not cured.
Who Are Al-Anon Members?
Al-Anon members are people just like you and me – people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking.
How much is this going to cost?
There are no fees in Al-anon/ alateen meetings. But members may voluntarily contribute a small sum so that the group can pay rent, provide literature etc.
Will anyone say I’ve been there?
One of the Al-Anon program’s basic principles is that of anonymity. Meetings are confidential, and we do not disclose whom we see or what we hear at meetings to anyone.
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Al-Anon Family Support Groups
Shivani: +971 55 118 8532
Nicky: +971 58 546 0509
Alton: +971 58 594 3611
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Elle: +971 52 268 9042
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