alanon@md-al-anon.orgAl-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

Below are a few highlights from October’s Area Information Service (AIS) meeting, and a copy of the full minutes can be found here.

  • The AIS Website Working Group continues to make progress having reached out to WordPress and other Al anon areas for recommendations
  • Alateen struggling with teen attendance. Alateen has been joining local outreach events at schools in hopes of increasing interest.
  • Directories- printable PDF’s available on website in the Meetings section
  • Public Outreach is hoping to coordinate efforts at Group level. Volunteer opportunities available, you may contact if interested.
  • Reminder: Is your Group ready to welcome Newcomers during the Holidays? 
  • Next AIS meeting will be held January 17, 2024 via Zoom- all are welcome to join.  Please contact   

Upcoming Events


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.