Al-Anon is an organization comprised of persons whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. 

It is a recovery program for families and friends of alcoholics, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not. Alateen, a part of Al-Anon, is for teens and preteens affected by someone else’s drinking, not for young alcoholics seeking sobriety for themselves.

News & Updates

Anne Arundel County AIS now includes District 23, Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore.  

Meetings status’ are being updated continuously.  When reviewing the list of meetings, please check the Status of the meeting carefully for special instructions on how to attend the meetings.  

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New to Al-Anon? Here’s some suggested steps to consider:

Attend meetings 
Visit the Meetings page to find a list of meetings in your area.

Request a Phone List
Stay after the meeting to ask any questions and receive a member phone list.  

Read Al-Anon Conference Approved Literature
You can pick up print literature when you attend in person meetings.  If you attend virtual meetings, you can visit to request an electronic newcomer packet. 

When you are ready, consider asking someone to be your sponsor.