Information for Professionals

Al-Anon Family Groups, which include Alateen, has been in existence for over 50 years as a community resource providing support to those affected by someone else's drinking. Today, there are over 26,000 Al-Anon and Alateen groups meeting in 115 countries. Our meetings are anonymous and confidential. There are no dues or fees for membership.

Forty percent of Al-Anon members report that a professional influenced their decision to attend their first Al-Anon meeting. Al-Anon and Alateen meetings are compatible with all types of counseling and medical treatment.

Resources for Professionals

Al-Anon Family Groups has a long history of cooperation with professionals who work with families and friends of alcoholics. Doctors, nurses, counselors, therapists, social workers, attorneys, judicial, law enforcement, employee assistance and human resources personnel are just a few of the professions that find their patients/clients can benefit from Al-Anon/Alateen.

The following pamphlets (in PDF format) are helpful to specific professions:

Letters to Professionals

(For basic information about Al-Anon and Alateen, and how we cooperate with professionals in the US and Canada).

(Reprinted with permission of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA.)