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Is Al-Anon/Alateen For You?

The primary purpose of Al-Anon/Alateen is to help families and friends of alcoholics.  Alateen is part of Al-Anon and is for young people ages 12 to 18 who have been affected by another’s drinking. 

Al-Anon and Alateen Family Groups hold weekly meetings for the relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope, in order to solve problems associated with the family disease of alcoholism. We believe the disease affects all members of the family, and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.

We learn that alcoholism is a disease and that we are not alone. By putting the focus on ourselves, we begin to reclaim our lives.  Members of Al-Anon/Alateen learn to live happily whether the alcoholic continues to drink or not.

Please check out our About Al-Anon tab to learn more about Al-Anon and how we can help you.

Newcomer Meetings

Memphis Area invites all newcomers (friends and families of Alcoholics) to a Newcomer meeting on Thursday.  All Al-Anon members are welcome to share their experience, strength and hope with our newcomers.

Every Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Zoom ID# 851 2113 2677

Password:  serenity

There will be no electronic meeting on December 24 or December 31, 2020

You will need to download & install Zoom from your App Store or https://zoom.us.

If the Thursday meeting is not soon enough or convenient for you, Middle TN invites newcomers throughout TN to their Pop-Up MEMBERS/Newcomer Meetings.

Monday @6PM
Tuesday @1PM
Wednesday @10AM
Thursday @5PM
Friday @2PM
Saturday Speaker Meeting ** @7PM
Sunday @7PM (Central times)

Call us at 901-323-0321 or Middle TN at 615-333-6066 for Meeting ID/Passcode

Because of today’s climate, our newcomers are not able to receive a Newcomer Packet, which includes a variety of brochures designed to give you even more helpful information.  When regular face-to-face meetings are reinstated, please be sure to request one.

 

How will Al-Anon help me?

Our personal situations may be different, but we share as equals because of what we have in common: our lives have been affected by another person’s drinking.

Conference Approved Literature

Conference Approved Literature (CAL) is written by and for our members and goes through a thorough review process by numerous AlAnon members to assure that the AlAnon program message is clear and consistent. Samples from CAL are posted on alanon.org.  You can purchase Conference Approved Literature through our online store.

Anonyminity and Confidentiality

anonymity and confidentiality

Anonymity helps keep the emphasis on principles that can help solve personal problems, rather than on the personal situations that might be part of the problem. No one’s social status, professional standing, or level of education matters at an AlAnon meeting. Confidentiality ensures that members can speak from the heart at an AlAnon meeting, because everything said at the meeting stays at the meeting. 

Please be aware that confidentiality and anonymity vary from platform to platform. It is the responsibility of the AlAnon member to understand how to maintain personal anonymity when participating in an online AlAnon meeting. 

Spiritual, Not Religious

AlAnon is a spiritual program.  AlAnon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution; does not engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. We represent a way of life appealing to all people of goodwill, of any religious faith or of none.

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