Statement of Purpose
Al-Anon's Suggested Preamble to The Twelve Steps
Al-Anon 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 not allied with any sect, denomination, political
entity, organization, or institution; does not engage in any
controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There
are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through
its own voluntary contributions.
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.
Reprinted with permission from the Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual (P-24/27), © 1992, Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.
is here for the asking. Please take a moment to ask yourself
these questions: "Are You Troubled By
Someone's Drinking?" or "Did You
Grow Up With A Problem Drinker?" If you identify with
some of these statements, it is important to know that help
and hope for friends and families of alcoholics is just a
phone call away.
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