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Welcome to Missouri Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups 

   For over 60 years, Al-Anon/Alateen has been offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics. Alcoholism is truly a family disease. It is no longer possible to consider alcoholism as a disease affecting only the alcoholic.  There is considerable evidence that it has disturbing effects on the personalities of family  members, and the family studies indicate that a minimum of one other relative is directly involved.  No matter what relationship you have with an alcoholic, whether they are still drinking or not, all who have been affected  by someone else's drinking can find solutions that lead to serenity in the Al-Anon/Alateen fellowship.

What is Al-Anon?

   The 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. Al-Anon 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.

 

 

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