Information for Professionals

Al-Anon Family Groups (AFG), which include Alateen, has been in existence for over 60 years as a community resource providing support to those affected by someone else's drinking. Today, there are over 24,500 Al-Anon and Alateen groups meeting in 131 countries. Our meetings are anonymous and confidential. There are no dues or fees for membership.

Thirty-six percent of Al-Anon members report that a professional influenced their decision to attend their first Al-Anon meeting. Al-Anon and Alateen meetings are compatible with all types of counseling and medical treatment.

Information about  Al-Anon and Alateen meetings in Minnesota South Area is available on this website. Al-Anon and Alateen meeting information for the Twin Cities can also be found in the meeting directory on the Minneapolis Al-Anon/ Alateen Information Services and St. Paul Al-Anon/Alateen Intergroup web site. Please visit the Minnesota North Area website for information about meetings elsewhere in Minnesota. Meetings located outside of Minnesota" and meetings outside the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico can be found on the Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters website or by calling 1-888-4AL-ANON (1-888-425-2666) in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico, Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm ET. Additional resources are available through the Resources for Professionals page on the world wide Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters website.

The pamphlet Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism is a great tool for professionals and others unfamiliar with Al-Anon.

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Updated August 25, 2017