Professionals: Why Consider Signposting Patients to Al-Anon?

It is estimated that for every alcoholic there are at least five other people affected by their disease. Al-Anon Family Groups can complement the work of professionals working with the families and friends of alcoholics.

Al-Anon is a members' fellowship dedicated to helping anyone who has been affected by their relationship with an alcoholic. This relationship can be as close as a parent, child or sibling or as remote as a friend or work colleague.

Al-Anon meetings are free to attend and the only membership requirement is that the person feels they have been negatively affected by another's alcoholism.

Confidential and Anonymous

If you signpost a patient or client to Al-Anon, you can rest assured that their anonymity will be respected and all discussions will be treated as confidential.

Since we are non-religious, non-political and non-discriminatory, there is no danger of a conflict of interest. People from all walks of life and backgrounds find hope and support within Al-Anon. 

Learn More About Al-Anon

Whatever your professional capacity, you are welcome to attend open Al-Anon meetings. This will give you an invaluable insight into how Al-Anon works and how we help members and support one another. 

We also have a wide variety of public information materials designed to open up Al-Anon to a wider audience and help bring more people the help they need. Email Al-Anon at more information.

Al-Anon Helpline

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

0800 0086 811

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