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 firstname.lastname@example.org more information.