Update on Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and NIAFG Al-Anon meetings
By now everyone has heard, the Illinois Stay at Home order was issued by Governor Pritzker. NIAFG is concerned about the health and welfare of our membership and our communities. ALL Illinois face-to-face meetings are urged to suspend activities and follow the state order. Many of our meetings have gone to electronic or phone formats. Please check the announcements section for details as they become available.
HELP AND HOPE IS STILL AVAILABLE!
Online and Phone meetings are still available: CLICK Here to search
Local help lines are still available: CLICK Here to find area answering services
What is Al-Anon?
Al-Anon is a unique fellowship that unites members of different backgrounds, races, and walks of life in an inspiring endeavor: helping themselves and others to lead purposeful, useful lives by overcoming the frustration and helplessness caused by close association with an alcoholic.
Alateen (Al-Anon for younger members) is a vital part of Al-Anon Family Groups. Young people seeking help with problems that arise when alcoholism afflicts a parent, another close relative, or a friend meet to exchange experiences and to gain an understanding of themselves and the alcoholic.
At Al‑Anon Family Group meetings, the friends and family members of problem drinkers share their experiences and learn how to apply the principles of the Al‑Anon program to their individual situations. Younger family members and friends attend Alateen meetings..
They learn that they are not alone in the problems they face, and that they have choices that lead to greater peace of mind, whether the drinker continues to drink or not
Is Al-Anon/Alateen For Me?
Help is here for the asking. Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Did you grow up with a problem drinker? If you identify with some of these statements, it is important to know that help and hope for friends and families of alcoholics is just a phone call away. You can take a self-test here.
Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.