to the SD Area 51 Al-Anon/Alateen website.
Suggested Al-Anon Preamble to the Twelve Steps

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed altitudes can aid recovery. Al-Anon in not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization or institution, does not engage in any controversy neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions.
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.
Reprinted with permission of Al-Anon
Family Groups, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Al-Anon/Alateen meetings are held in 115 countries. There are over 24,000 Al-Anon and over 2300 Alateen groups worldwide.
This website is intended to help members, potential members, the public and the professional community find Al-Anon and Alateen meetings locally and to learn of the services they provide.
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Who are the members of Al-Anon and Alateen?
Al-Anon and Alateen members are people just like you and me-people who have been affected by someone else's drinking. They are parents, children, spouses, partners, brothers, sisters, other family members, friends, employers, employees and coworkers of alcoholics. No matter what our specific experience has been we share a common bond: we feel our lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.