Are you troubled by someone’s drinking?

Living with an alcoholic is too much for most of us. Here we can find hope and help to return to a saner life. Our journey begins with attending a meeting.

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About Al-Anon & Al-Ateen

Hope and Help for Families and Friends of Alcoholics

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 members are people, just like you, who are worried about someone with a drinking problem.

Al-Anon Family Groups

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.


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.

Is Al-Anon or Al-Ateen right for you?

Millions of people are affected by the excessive drinking of someone close. Al-Anon has developed a list of questions that are designed to help you decide whether or not you need Al-Anon or Al-Ateen.

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Individual Al-Anon groups in the South Puget Sound area, as well as South Puget Sound District Committees hold various events throughout the year. Please visit our events page for a list of local events in our district as well as events in nearby areas or in the State of Washington.

Upcoming Events

Book Study Meeting

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

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