is the purpose of Al-Anon/Alateen?
To help families
and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of
living with the problem drinking of a relative or
friend. Similarly, Alateen is our recovery program for
young people whose lives have been affected by someone
else's drinking. Alateen groups are sponsored by
Our program of
recovery is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is
based upon the
Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of
requirement for membership is that there be a problem of
alcoholism in a relative or friend. Whether the
alcoholic is still drinking or not, Al-Anon offers hope
and recovery to all people affected by the family
disease of alcoholism.
the Potential Newcomer...
Your inquiry is
confidential and anonymous. If you are concerned about
someone else's drinking, we encourage you to browse our
website for information about our program and attend a
meeting as soon as you can.
Help is here for
the asking. Please take a moment to ask yourself these
"Has someone else's drinking created chaos in your
life?", "Are you troubled by someone's drinking?", or
"Did you grow up with a problem drinker?" If you
identify with some of these statements, it is important
to know that help and hope for friends and families of
alcoholics is just a phone call away.
You may call the
Northwest Indiana Al-Anon Answering Service 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week at (219) 769-1133. If it is after
regular business hours, you will hear a recording and
be given a phone list of after-hour contacts.