Al-Anon members are friends and family members of people who are problem drinkers. Alateen is the same program for younger people.
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.
Al-Anon and Alateen members are people just like you and me–people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking. They are parents, children, spouses, partners, brothers, sisters, other family members, friends, employers, employees, and coworkers of alcoholics. No matter what our specific experience has been we share a common bond: we feel our lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.
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.
Is Al-Anon for you?
Click on the link below to be taken to the Al-Anon World Service website that has more details about what Al-Anon is, a questionnaire that will help you decide if Al-Anon is for you, and other information that will let you know what to expect at an Al-Anon meeting.
Below are meeting links located on this Miami Dade website: