CAGE Test Helps Professionals Identify Need for Al-Anon


"In health care settings, there are many people who could potentially benefit from Al‑Anon, but their need is never identified. Health care providers often struggle to find time to screen for patients who have been affected by someone else’s drinking, which conservative estimates show to be at least 20 percent of the population..."

Welcome Newcomers from Public Outreach


Alcoholism is a family disease The disease affects all those who have a relationship with a problem drinker. Those of us closest to the alcoholic suffer the most, and

Dilution of the Al-Anon Program


When I first came to Al‑Anon, all I wanted to know was how to get out of the mess I was in. I had no idea what it

A Timeless Tool for Public Outreach


In 2020, significant changes were made to our fellowship’s public outreach magazine Al‑Anon Faces Alcoholism (AFA). Two such changes were to remove the year from the cover and

2023 International Convention—Day of Connecting


Going through my personal photo archive recently, I discovered a snapshot from the 2018 International Convention in Baltimore. In the photo, I am surrounded by my closest Al‑Anon

Welcome Newcomers


Al-Anon Family Groups is an important source of help for anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. Al-Anon groups are made up of family members and friends of

Associate Director – International


Associate Director – International The Associate Director ‑ International leads the World Service Office (WSO) efforts to develop and implement plans and programs to serve Al‑Anon Family Groups in

A Loving Relationship with My Mother


My relationship with my mother had been a very difficult one since I was a teenager. Both of us had been affected by alcoholism in different ways. She tried

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