There are several pamphlets available as downloadable PDF files that may assist you in making referrals to Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups meetings.
Counselors, therapists and others in a range of professions encourage the friends and families of problem drinkers to attend Al-Anon or Alateen meetings, where clients and patients can find understanding and support that complements and reinforces professional treatment.
Free Podcasts This is a series of six Al-Anon Family Group podcasts, especially recorded to introduce you to Al-Anon meetings. How does an Al-Anon meeting work? What must we do to participate? How do we know if Al-Anon has anything to offer us?
Professionals who specialize in the field of substance abuse
What can I expect at an Al-Anon meeting?
Al-Anon Family Groups, which include Alateen, has been in existence for over 60 years as a community resource providing support to those affected by someone else's drinking. Today, there are over 24,500 Al-Anon and Alateen groups meeting in 135 countries. Our meetings are anonymous and confidential. There are no dues or fees for membership.
Fourty-four percent of Al-Anon members report that a professional has, at some point, encouraged them to attend their first Al-Anon meeting. Al-Anon and Alateen meetings are compatible with all types of counseling and medical treatment.
For further information, check the “Meetings” page of this Website, or call 888-4AL-ANON (888-425-2666), US, Canada, and Puerto Rico, Monday-Friday 8am – 6pm ET.
Keep in touch with Al-Anon Family Groups
Subscribe to e-News for Professionals, an occasional e-mail broadcast that informs professionals about current Al-Anon activities that may be of interest.
These audio presentations can be downloaded for people who learn by listening. They give some of the flavor of an Al-Anon meeting, while answering commonly-asked questions. Refer your patients to the Web site or invite them to subscribe to the RSS feed.