It is not unusual to see new faces in Al-Anon meetings after the holidays have passed, as many individuals who are suffering from the family disease of alcoholism seek comfort and hope in the rooms of Al-Anon. Is your group set to welcome new members in the New Year? Here is some food for thought …

  • Is your meeting information up to date on the local meeting list, local and Area websites, and at the WSO?
  • Can newcomers easily find your meeting in the building? Have you considered placing signs in easy-to-spot places to direct people to the meeting room?
  • Does your group have an ample supply of local meeting lists and Newcomer Packets (K-10) to distribute?
  • Do you have a member to greet anyone new to the meeting?

Adding specific location instructions on your group record can be helpful as well. You can submit Al-Anon group changes online throughout the year at