Statement of Purpose

The AlAnon 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.  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.  There are no dues for membership.  AlAnon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions.  AlAnon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics.  We do this by practicing the 12 Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.

When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, let the hand of AlAnon and AlAteen always be there.  And let it begin with me.