In addition to alcohol abuse, newcomers as well as Al-Anon members  may be worried about a relative or friend who has another type of addiction, mental illness, compulsive or problematic behavior. While Al-Anon’s principles are applicable  to many different situations and concerns, the Al-Anon program focuses on helping members recover from the effects of someone else’s drinking. Newcomers as well as Al-Anon/Alateen members are also encouraged  to seek help from other resources for concerns in addition to or other than someone else’s drinking when needed.