Southern New York Area AL-ANON/ALATEEN  

Hope and Help for Friends and Families of Alcoholics

New York South Assembly Area
  Hope and Help for Friends and Families of Alcoholics
formerly known as 'Southern New York Assembly Area'

Statement of Purpose


Al-Anon’s Suggested Preamble to The Twelve Steps


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 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.

Reprinted with permission from the Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual

 (P-24/27), © 1992, Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.

Help is here for the asking. Please take a moment to ask yourself these questions:


Are You Troubled by Someone's Drinking?


Did You Grow Up with a Problem Drinker?


Has Your Life Been Affected by Someone Else's Drinking? (Alateen)



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. 

In Al-Anon we learn individuals are not responsible for another person's disease or recovery from it. Click here to learn about Detachment.


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