Al-Anon Family Groups
Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. For some Al-Anon members, the wounds still run deep, even if their loved one may no longer be a part of their lives or have died.
Al-Anon are an international organisation with over 800 support groups in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Al-Anon Family Groups hold regular meetings where members share their own experience of living with alcoholism. Al-Anon does not offer advice or counselling, but members give each other understanding, strength and hope. There are a number of Al-Anon groups running across London, including one in Camberwell. You can find further details of local groups on the Al-Anon website, here: http://www.al-anonuk.org.uk/meetings.
Al-Anon Family Groups also run Alateen, for teenage relatives and friends of alcoholics. Alateen meetings are attended by 12-17 year olds. They meet to share their experiences of having, or having had, a problem drinker in their lives. They help and support each other. For Alateen meetings, phone the General Service Office on 020 7593 2070.