• 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

The April 2024 quarterly meeting minutes are now available. Highlights include public outreach, website updates, and the 2024 budget.

The quarterly message from the AIS Chairperson is now available.

Volunteers will be needed to fill various Al-Anon Information Service (AIS) service positions in the coming months. Positions need to be filed at the October 16 quarterly meeting. If interested contact your group representative (GR) or email AIS (alanon@md-al-alanon.org).

Al-Anon’s World Service Organization (WSO) created a helpful checklist on welcoming newcomers and guests to our meetings.  Please share this with your groups as appropriate. 

Upcoming Events


New to Al-Anon? Here are 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 www.al-anon.org to request an electronic newcomer packet. 

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

We can be reached at alanon@md-al-anon.org