Al-Anon Family Groups have one focus: to help families and friends of alcoholics. The discussion at meetings and our literature support members’ recovery from the effects of someone else’s drinking.  Individuals concerned about a relative or friend’s drinking and use of drugs can attend Al-Anon meeting for problems related to the alcoholic’s drinking.


Al-Anon’s 2015 Membership Survey reported that 40 percent of Al-Anon members first came to Al-Anon because of a relative or friend’s drug problem. The survey also showed that 85 percent of these members eventually realized that someone drinking also negatively affected their lives.