Al-Anon/Alataeen - Washington, D.C., Metro Area

What Is Al-Anon?

Along with talking to Al-Anon or Alateen members, Al-Anon and Alateen literature can help you decide if Al-Anon is for you. The pamphlets pictured below present serious questions to consider. Additional questions and information can be found on the back of these pamphlets, so look for them and others at an Al-Anon or Alateen meeting.

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What to expect at your first meeting:

* A brief welcome to the group, during which you may be asked to identify yourself by first name only.
* A reminder that Al-Anon is an anonymous organization and your identity is protected.
* Reference to a Higher Power that some choose to call God. But keep in mind that Al-Anon is a spiritual program, not a religious one. Members are free to choose a god of their understanding and are careful to avoid imposing their beliefs on others.
* No dues or fees. Al-Anon is self-supporting through members' voluntary contributions. Although we pass the basket during meetings, no dues or fees are required and we ask that you be our guest until you feel Al-Alnon is right for you.
* Al-Anon members who will be glad to talk with you and encourage you to "keep coming back."
* A directory that lists the times and locations of meetings.