"Let It Begin With Me.
When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help let the hand of Al-Anon and Alateen always be there and Let It Begin With Me."
Who are the members of Al-Anon and Alateen?
Al-Anon and Alateen members are people just like you and me–people who have been affected by someone else's drinking. They are parents, children, spouses, partners, brothers, sisters, other family members, friends, employers, employees, and coworkers of alcoholics. No matter
what our specific experience has been we share a common bond: we feel our lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.
Dear New Member,
Welcome! No matter how fearful you are, please don’t leave the meeting.
I was so scared to go to my first Al-Anon meeting. I had promised myself that I’d sit in the back of the room and not talk. But when I went into the meeting room, everyone was sitting around a table. The people were friendly and kind, although I was still uneasy.
Sure I cried at the meeting. That was because the members were expressing what I was feeling. The pain and disappointment of living with active alcoholism is unbearable alone.
After the meeting, which was an hour and a half, I received hugs before leaving with plenty of literature and members’ phone numbers. One member called me the next day and she soon became my Sponsor.
The most important message I took home after my first meeting was that I was powerless over alcohol and it wasn’t my fault that my husband drank so much. That was a big weight off my shoulders.
By Madeleine C., Quebec
Reprinted with permission of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. Virginia Beach, VA
Where we are:
Oklahoma City Al-Anon Information Service Office
Phone: 405.767.9071 (24/7)
Edgewater Building 3, 3801 NW 63rd St Suite #129, Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Monday thru Friday
10:30 am – 2:30 pm