How do I get help

We want to make it as simple and easy as possible for you to get to a meeting where you will find others who have also had family members or friends who are problem drinkers.

The best way to find out what Al-Anon is all about and how we can help you is to attend a meeting. You can either use our 'Find a Meeting' link here or call our helpline: 0800 0086 811 

Using our 'Find a Meeting' option

With over 700 groups spread across the UK and Eire, there is likely to be an Al-Anon Family Groups meeting accessible to you.

All meetings are free to attend and open to anybody affected by another's drinking. Simply come along at the day and time listed.

Contacting our helpline

Our free, confidential helpline is available every day of the year (even on Christmas Day!) from 10am to 10pm. Please call 0800 0086 811.

We also have confidential helplines in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland:

RoI: 01873 2699 (10am to 10pm, 7 days a week)

NI: 02890 682368 (6pm to 11pm, 7 days a week; 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday)

Our experienced, friendly helpline volunteers will be able to provide full details of Al-Anon meetings near you. There is also an online contact form.

Virtual (online and telephone) meetings

Although most Al-Anon members prefer the closeness and safety of a physical meeting space, we understand that this is not always convenient for everyone.

The Al-Anon World Service Office (WSO) provides a range of online and telephone meetings. This ensures that there is always somewhere you can turn to when you need support. Please click here to find out more. 

Al-Anon literature

Al-Anon provides literature related to the topic of alcoholism and recovery. Literature can provide you with further support and motivation between meetings.

Al-Anon Helpline

  • Talk to a member in confidence
  • 7 days a week
  • Free phone

0800 0086 811

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