The holidays are quickly approaching. For newcomers seeking help at this time of year, please make sure that your group meeting information is correct.

Ask yourself and your group, “What did I need when I went to my first meeting?” Specific location or login instructions about your meeting can be helpful to a newcomer attending Al‑Anon/Alateen for the first time. We want everyone to feel welcome in our Al‑Anon and Alateen meetings!

  • Is the group’s temporary electronic meeting information removed from your group record if you’re back to meeting in person? Is it current, if not? You can update it here.
  • Are there passwords or login instructions needed to join the Al-Anon/Alateen meeting electronically?
  • Is there a special door to gain access to the building or a room number for the Al‑Anon/Alateen meeting?
  • Is there a sign on the door or chat notice to alert people if your group won’t be meeting that week? (For example, “Not meeting on Thanksgiving.”)
  • Is there a volunteer from the group to be a “Greeter” for those attending your Al‑Anon meeting for the first time?

You can submit Al‑Anon group changes online throughout the year at For help with submitting Alateen changes, contact your Area Alateen Process Person.