What Is Al-Anon?

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.

Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution; does not engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions.

Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.

How Do I Contact Al-Anon?

Your best bet is to contact one of the Al-Anon Intergroup offices listed below. There you can talk to a human being who can answer your questions and find a meeting place of an Al-Anon group in your area.

Al-Anon North Area Family Groups
    Web:  www.minnesotanorth-al-anon.org

Al-Anon South Area Family Groups
    Web: www.minnesotasouth-al-anon.org

Al-Anon/Alateen Information Services of Greater Minneapolis
    7204 West 27th Street  Suite 101
    St. Louis Park, MN 55426
    Phone: (952) 920-3961
    Web: www.al-anon-alateen-msp.org

St. Paul Al-Anon Intergroup
    1821 University Avenue West
    St. Paul, MN 55104
    Phone: (651) 771-2208
    Web: www.al-anon-alateen-msp.org

Other Al-Anon related websites