If your life has been affected by someone else’s drinking, then Al-Anon is for you.

About 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.

About Alateen

Alateen, part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people whose lives have been affected by alcoholism in a family member or close friend. We help each other by sharing our experience, strength and hope.

We believe alcoholism is a family disease because it affects all the members emotionally and sometimes physically. Although we cannot change or control our parents, we can detach from their problems while continuing to love them.

We do not discuss religion or become involved with any outside organizations. Our sole topic is the solution of our problems. We are always careful to protect each other’s anonymity as well as that of all Al-Anon and AA members.

By applying the Twelve Steps to ourselves, we begin to grow mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We will always be grateful to Alateen for giving us a wonderful, healthy program to live by and enjoy.

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

Al-Anon Conference Approved Literature

Since its founding in 1951, Al-Anon Family Groups published more than 100 books and pamphlets that share Al-Anon’s single purpose: to help family and friends recover from the effects of someone else’s drinking. Please click this link to learn more about Al-Anon Conference Approved Literature (CAL), including electronic access to some titles. Electronic Al-Anon CAL

Find a Meeting

If you’re feeling anxious, scared, angry, or confused about a love one’s substance abuse, an Al-Anon meeting can help.

As vaccinations for COVID-19 are rolled out to our communities, some meetings are open for in-person or hybrid attendance. Please click the link to Find a Meeting for virtual and in-person options.

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Our next District 10 meeting is Saturday, July 8, 2023, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This meeting will take place in person at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church, 910 Bowker St SE, Lacey, WA 98503 (Off Pacific Ave.), with a hybrid option via Google Meet.

District 10 is hosting an online book study meeting Saturday mornings 10-11 a.m. Members read and share from How Al-Anon Works (order here).
Zoom Meeting ID – 894 5322 2834, Password – 055838
Call in number –  +1 253 215 8782  – then enter meeting ID

Please consider making a Seventh Tradition donation to WSO for this service.

To find Al-Anon events available to attend online, search for event invitations on the Calendar tab on the Al-Anon Family Groups website:

Click for information and guidelines for joining Zoom meetings, with links to meetings in the South Sound and some Seattle-area meetings: General Announcements for Online AFG Meetings

Archive recordings of the Al-Anon Without Borders Worldwide Roundup are available at Please consider making a Seventh Tradition donation for this service.

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Get in touch

email-icon-126 District Representative

email-icon-126 Public Outreach

email-icon-126 Literature Coordinator (to purchase literature directly)

email-icon-126 Web / Schedule Coordinator (for meeting updates)

Washington State Area Al-Anon Official Site

Donations? District donations can be sent to

District 10 Treasurer
% Brenda Gisse
4407 Timberlake Dr. SE
Lacey, WA  98503-4446
(checks payable to District 10)

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