The Al-Anon & Alateen 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 a worldwide source of hope and help for families and friends of those with a drinking problem. Problem drinking can affect anyone, no matter what income or neighborhood, job or status, age or gender, and nationality or skin color. This is why Al-Anon and Alateen are so important.
Al-Anon is for men and women who want answers about what to do about this drinking, and Alateen is for teenagers who want answers also. In these groups, many discover they have an immediate bond with other members, through sharing this problem we have in common, and find that members of this program understand as perhaps few can. We, too, have experienced the pain, loneliness, anger and fear, and in Al-Anon/Alateen, we learn how to be well and to become our best selves.
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. This helps families and friends learn how the drinking has affected them and what they can do about it.
There are dozens of Al-Anon meetings throughout the Grand Rapids and Kent County, Michigan area, scheduled during the day, evenings, and on the weekends. In this way, Al-Anon is available to all, regardless of work and school schedules. You are always welcome to attend any of these meetings.
We hope you will take this important step, and we hope you will keep coming back.
Feel free to call our phone service answered by area Al-Anon members:
Friday, August 3
7 – 8 pm
OPEN to non-members.
(Follow signs for entrance)
This meeting is OPEN to all.