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Al-Anon & Alateen - hope for families/friends of problem drinkers


Al-Anon & Alateen



Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. We believe alcoholism affects the whole family, not just the drinker.

Someone else's drinking can affect your life - be it a relative or friend, male or female.
Someone else's uncontrolled, and uncontrollable, drinking can:

·         turn love to hate

·         bring you to the depths of despair

·         affect you financially

·         lead to violent outbursts

·         make you doubt your own sanity

·         make you think that you are the problem.

Whatever your relationship to the drinker, whatever your story, Al-Anon can help. Al-Anon Family Groups hold regular local meetings where members share their own experience of living with alcoholism. Al-Anon does not offer advice or counselling, but members give each other understanding, strength and hope.


phone helpline for local details


020 7403 0888



Al-Anon Family Groups UK & Eire

57B Great Suffolk Street,

London SE1 0BB

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