Help and Hope for Families and Friends of Alcoholics
We’re so glad you’re here!
Al-Anon Family Groups is an important source of help for anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. Al-Anon groups are made up of family members and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other. By regularly attending and participating in Al-Anon meetings you will find healthy, positive ways of dealing with the difficulties that result from another’s alcoholism. Even if the alcoholic continues to drink, his or her relatives and friends can achieve serenity as a result of Al-Anon.
How can Al-Anon help me?
Our personal situations may be different, but we share as equals because of what we have in common: our lives have been affected by another person’s drinking.
NVSC [Al-Anon Northern VA Service Center] serves 10 Districts in the Northern VA area, from Fredericksburg to the Blue Ridge. Currently we are serving more than 130 individual groups.
Find a Meeting: Due to the pandemic, most of our meetings are taking place virtually right now via Zoom, Webex, GoToMeeting, etc. The platform is usually decided by the group. As we move back into face to face meetings, there are many to choose from.
Workshops: There are a number of Workshops and Specialty meetings taking place virtually several days a week – Meet others like you around the country and benefit from their experience, strength and hope-and perhaps share some of your own.
Anonymity & Confidentiality
Anonymity helps keep the emphasis on principles that can help solve personal problems, rather than on the personal situations that might be part of the problem. No one’s social status, professional standing, or level of education matters at an Al-Anon meeting. Confidentiality ensures that members can speak from the heart at an Al-Anon meeting, because everything said at the meeting stays at the meeting.
Sponsorship Sponsorship is a mutual and confidential sharing between two Al‑Anon members. A Sponsor is is someone who willingly shares the experience, strength and hope of the Al-Anon program.
Al-Anon is a spiritual program. 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. We represent a way of life appealing to all people of goodwill, of any religious faith or of none.