| Céad Míle Fáilte - Welcome
"God grant me the serenity, to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
Reprinted with permission of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA.
to the Al-Anon/Alateen Ireland Information Centre website where you can find out
information about Al-anon and Alateen in the Republic of Ireland.
Can I belong to Al-Anon if the drinker does not admit to a drinking problem? Yes
Can I belong to Al-Anon if the problem drinker does not live with me? Yes
Will I gain knowledge of the illness of alcoholism? Yes
Will Al-Anon help me to realise that my problem is not unique? Yes
Can Al-Anon be contacted by telephone? Yes
Because of someone else's drinking .
Am I worried?
Am I losing sleep?
Do I feel sorry for myself, inadequate or guilty?
Am I ashamed of my situation?
Do I ever feel embarrassed by the drinker's behaviour?
Do I make excuses for the drinker and take on their responsibilities?
Am I tired, nervous, depressed?
Am I short-tempered and frustrated at times?
Do I ever feel desperate and alone?
you can answer YES to some of these questions then Al-Anon may be able to help
The Al-anon 12 Step program of recovery is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based upon the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts of Service.
The Purpose of Al-anon is to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend in an anonymous environment.
The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.
Al-Anon is not affiliated with any other organization or outside entity.
Al-Anon meetings are held in 115 countries. There are over 24,000 Al-Anon groups worldwide.