I Kept Coming Back Online


When I began to realize that my husband had a problem with alcohol, I argued with him and cried all the time. My emotions were just uncontrollable. My

Did Your Group Resume its Face-to-Face Meeting?


As newcomers and members feel safe to return to in-person meetings to find help and comfort in Al-Anon and Alateen meeting rooms, it is important for groups to verify that the face‑to‑face meeting information on display to the public and in the WSO’s records is still current.  Here are a

Welcoming Newcomers to Electronic Meetings


Dear Al-Anon members and Trusted Servants, At the recent 2020 virtual World Service Conference (WSC), the World Service Office (WSO) shared with the Conference members the email created

How Can I Attend Al-Anon Meetings?


My disease does not take a break just because it’s the middle of the night, a holiday, or when I’m on vacation. Did you know that Al‑Anon meetings

Finding a Meeting Is Just a Click Away!


On the new WSO website, al-anon.org, you can find Al‑Anon and Alateen meetings throughout the world, online and on the phone on the “Al‑Anon Meetings” menu. Find an

Al-Anon Meetings


Al-Anon Meetings Al-Anon is a mutual support group of peers who share their experience in applying the Al-Anon principles to problems related to the effects of a problem

The Changing Spaces of Al-Anon Groups


Since the spring of 2020 and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the continuous and sometimes tumultuous changes in our world have directly impacted our Al‑Anon groups. I, like

Grateful for Greater Access


One of the good things that came out of the COVID-19 pandemic is access to many more Al‑Anon meetings. For a long time, I attended one weekly in-person

A Welcoming Tradition


Attracting and welcoming newcomers to Al‑Anon is so important. We have all experienced our first Al‑Anon meeting: the nervousness, frustration, embarrassment, and annoyance. My first recollection is being

Finding an Alternative to Suicide (Again)


Over the last couple of weeks, I have found myself feeling increasingly inadequate and hopeless. I have been questioning my decisions and feeling incredibly lonely and isolated. Many

Connecting around the World


Three years ago, as March 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic roared in with a vengeance, my beloved Al‑Anon meetings were threatened. Soon, I learned about an electronic platform

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