Al-Anon Opening Statement and Improving Family LifeAl-Anon is a family of support groups for people who have been affected by alcoholism in their family. These groups aim to be beneficial and therapeutic. Call Now. Treatment Center Locator. Watch Jerry's Story. Learn What You Can Do. Founded in , Al-Anon is a support organization for the friends and family members of problem drinkers.
Al-Anon's Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
Al-Anon, the family support group offshoot of Alcoholics Anonymous, is a step program for those who live with alcoholism in their home. The opening or welcome statement is usually read at the start of every meeting as a way to welcome newcomers and remind other group participants why the group exists. The newcomer is considered the most important person at the meeting. The chapter is entitled "How it Works" and includes the 12 steps of the program. The initial welcome to Al-Anon stresses fellowship, support, understanding, and the importance of confidentiality. Below is the opening or welcome statement usually read by the chairperson at most Al-Anon Family Group meetings.