Al-Anon offers families help

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Alcoholism is a progressive disease that is widespread, debilitating and often hidden. When one person drinks too much, the entire family is affected. It is therefore considered a family disease and that can affect members both physically and emotionally. Family members often blame themselves for the turmoil in their lives and seek medical help for other stress-related symptoms. Unfortunately, alcoholism will continue to affect the family from generation to generation unless the pattern is interrupted. 

Al-Anon is a worldwide recovery program where members who are, or have been, affected by someone’s drinking share their experience, strength and hope. Al-Anon protects the anonymity of all Al-Anon, Alateen and AA members. Alateen is a program for young people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking. The magazine, Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism, provides additional helpful insight.

During the pandemic, many Al-Anon meetings are held virtually at various times during the day. Meetings are held throughout the state, and all over the globe, at no cost. No appointment is needed. Those who attend are not obliged to share their story; they are welcome to just listen if that is more comfortable. Current meeting information and much more is available at or by calling 1-888-825-2666.