Al-Anon Family Groups UK & Eire is there for anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else's drinking.Our members provide meetings in all major towns and cities and are committed to being there for you when you need help. Whatever your relationship with the drinker, you will find other people who have similar stories to tell. You will realise that you are not alone.
Al-Anon members provide one another with mutual support, by sharing their experiences with each other. We also offer literature about various aspects of alcoholism and the Al-Anon principles, which include the Twelve Steps. Many Al-Anon members choose to apply these principles in their own lives but there is never any pressure to do so.
Your anonymity is protected by using first names only. You will not be asked to reveal your surname or any other details about your identity or that of the drinker. Anything discussed within an Al-Anon meeting is treated as confidential, including your presence at the meeting.
Al-Anon also helps to raise awareness of the problems associated with alcoholism. We do this by welcoming professionals to open meetings and providing information to researchers and the media. This also helps to spread the word about Al-Anon so that we can reach more people who need help dealing with their relationship with a drinker.