"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."*
Alcoholism is a family disease. Living with the effects of someone else's drinking is too devastating for most people to bear without help. In Al-Anon/Alateen we learn that individuals are not responsible for another person's disease, or recovery from it. We let go of our obsession with another's behavior and begin to lead happier and more manageable lives, lives with dignity and rights; lives guided by a Power greater than ourselves.