Information for the Newcomer to Al-Anon
Welcome to Al-Anon. We know that you will find help and hope in meetings throughout Colorado and beyond. We offer here answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our fellowship.
What can Al-Anon do for me?
- I am not living with an alcoholic, but I have problems; is Al-Anon for me?
- I grew up in an alcoholic home; can I attend Al-Anon?
- Will you tell me how to get my husband to stop drinking so much?
- How do I know if another person is an alcoholic?
- Is Al-Anon a self-help program?
- Is Al-Anon good for my relationship problems?
- How much does Al-Anon cost?
- How does Al-Anon fit with other programs or help?
- Besides Al-Anon, what are my other options?
Are there meetings for teenagers and pre-teens?
- What is Alateen?
- Who goes to Alateen?
- Do teenagers need to contact someone before attending a meeting?
- What about pre-teens?
- Do I just show up at a meeting? Who do I contact?
- What if someone who knows me is at my first meeting?
- What could I expect at my first meeting?
- Should I identify myself as a newcomer?
- How many meetings a week do I need to go to?
- I didn't like a meeting; what do I do?
- People use funny language at meetings, I don't understand it, what can I do?
- Anonymity, what exactly is it?
- What's a speaker meeting?
- How do I start up a meeting?
- What is a sponsor?
- Do I need to get a sponsor?
- Where can I buy literature?
- How long will I have to attend Al-Anon?
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