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What is Al-Anon?

Steamboat Springs Al-Anon Family Groups Purpose is to help friends and families of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with or exposure to the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Our focus is on ourselves, not the alcoholic. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism with a friend or relative. We believe that alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.

Meetings are Free, Anonymous and Confidential. There are no dues or fees for membership. Al-Anon Traditions state that Al-Anon/Alateen are not allied with any particular sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution; and do not engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any cause. Al-Anon/Alateen are fully self supporting through their own voluntary contributions.

Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen, have been in existence in Steamboat for 25 years and 53 years nationally as a community resource providing support to those affected by someone else's drinking. Today, there are over 24,000 Al-Anon and Alateen groups meeting in 115 countries. Information for meetings in Steamboat Springs, Colorado area are available on this web site.

Alateen is the recovery program for young people affected by someone else's drinking.

Al-Anon Service Centers in Colorado are located in Denver and Colorado Springs.

Al-Anon Is

A worldwide organization that offers a self-help recovery program for the families and friends of alcoholics whether or not the alcoholic seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a drinking problem.

  • Al-Anon Is for families and friends of alcoholics.
  • Is a separate fellowship from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
  • Al-Anon is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions adapted from AA.
  • Is compatible with professional treatment.

AL-Anon Is Not

A religious organization or a counseling agency. It is not a treatment center nor is it allied with any other organization offering such services. Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen for teenage members, neither express opinions on outside issues nor endorse outside enterprises.

Al-Anon and Alateen Groups Do Not:

  • Give advice.
  • Indulge in gossip or criticism.
  • Discuss members' religious beliefs, or lack of them.
  • Endorse or oppose any cause, therapy, or treatment.

 

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