Counselors, therapists and others in a range of professions encourage the friends and families of problem drinkers to attend Al-Anon or Alateen meetings, where clients and patients can find understanding and support that complements and reinforces professional treatment.
To assist professionals, Al-Anon Family Groups offers a variety of resources.
First Steps to Recovery
These audio presentations can be downloaded for people who learn by listening. They give some of the flavor of an Al-Anon meeting, while answering commonly-asked questions. Refer your patients to the Web site or invite them to subscribe to the RSS feed.
Listen to a counselor talk about the change she saw after patients attended Al-Anon meetings