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Welcome to the San Diego County
Al-Anon Family Group Web Site
 
Al-Anon's Purpose
 
To help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Similarly, Alateen is our recovery program for young people. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members.
 
Our program of recovery is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based upon the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts of Service.
 
The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.
 
Whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not, Al-Anon/Alateen offers hope and recovery to all people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend.
 
Al-Anon/Alateen is not affiliated with any other organization or outside entity.
 
Groups / Meetings
 
Al-Anon meetings are held in 115 countries. There are over 24,000 Al-Anon and over 2,300 Alateen groups worldwide.
 
Background Information
 
Al-Anon
Is for families and friends of alcoholics.
Is a separate fellowship from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
Al-Anon is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions adapted from AA.
Is compatible with professional treatment.
 
Alateen
Is part of the Al-Anon fellowship designed for the younger relatives and friends of alcoholics through age nineteen.
Members conduct their own meetings with the guidance of an Al-Anon sponsor.
Follows the same Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and principles as Al-Anon.
 
Al-Anon and Alateen Members Are Helped When They:
Attend meetings on a regular basis.
Make telephone contact with other members.
Read Al-Anon/Alateen literature.
Have a sponsor.
Apply the Twelve Steps of recovery to their lives.
Become involved in Al-Anon service work.
 
Al-Anon and Alateen Groups Do Not:
Give advice.
Indulge in gossip or criticism.
Discuss members' religious beliefs, or lack of them.
Endorse or oppose any cause, therapy, or treatment.
San Diego County Al-Anon Info Office    |    3108 Fifth Ave. #E    |    San Diego, CA 92103    |    (619) 296-2666
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