Al-Anon/Alateen Family Group Headquarters, Inc.
1600 Corporate Landing Pkwy, Virginia Beach, VA, 23454-5617
Distance: 466 Miles
Group of people that meet on a regular basis to share their experiences and provide mutual support
Al-Anon is a mutual support group of people who share their experience in applying the Al-Anon principles to problems related to the effects of a problem drinker in their lives. It is not group therapy and is not led by a counselor or therapist. This support network complements and supports professional treatment.
Alateen is a peer support group for teens who are struggling with the effects of someone else's problem drinking. Many Alateen groups meet at the same time and location as Al-Anon groups. Alateen meetings are open only to teenagers.
Al-Anon/Alateen Family Group provides
* A directory to find support group meetings nationwide
* International contacts to Al-Anon offices
* Information on virtual meetings, held online or by phone.
- Assistance with community resources
Any relative or friend of a problem drinker, or anyone interested in the program.
No advance notification or formal written referral is necessary to attend an Al-Anon or Alateen meeting. Most Al-Anon groups have a contact who can be called for information about the group, the program in general, or for directions to a meeting.
There is no fee for this service.
Nationwide service area
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PN-8050.3400Internet Support Groups Definition
Mutual support groups that schedule virtual "meetings" via the Internet. Included are e-mail listserv groups (which distribute posted messages to participants via e-mail), bulletin/message boards (whose postings are restricted to people who register), newsgroups (whose postings are unrestricted and open) and chat groups (which permit real time discussion) that are devoted to providing support for participants around a particular issue. Internet support groups are generally available around the clock; and are convenient for people with limited mobility, serious health issues or transportation problems, who don't have time for face-to-face meetings, or who simply wish to maintain their privacy and remain anonymous. They may be the only option for individuals with rare disorders or other unusual problems who are unlikely to find enough people in their local area to form a support group. Internet support groups may be monitored by professionals, but most are not.
PN-8050.8500Telephone Support Groups Definition
Mutual support groups in which participants communicate by telephone, usually by conference call. Telephone support groups are generally facilitated by a professional and are convenient for people with limited mobility, serious health issues or transportation problems; who don't have time for face-to-face meetings; or who do not have access to an in-person or Internet support group.
PN-8100.0500-030Adult Children of Alcoholics Support Groups Definition
Mutual support groups whose members are adults who were reared by or had contact in their formative years with a parent or parent figure who had an alcohol use disorder and, as a result, have internalized both the excessive alcohol consumption and codependency patterns of coping which may interfere with positive adjustment in adult life. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet, and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common.
PN-8100.2000-230Families/Friends of Individuals With an Alcohol Use Disorder Support Groups Definition
Mutual support groups whose members are the spouses/partners of people who have or are at risk of an alcohol use disorder; children of all ages whose parents, guardians or other parent figures are involved in excessive alcohol use; and/or friends of those individuals. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common and support the recovery of their loved one.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YF-8000.0500Alcohol Use Disorder Definition
A pattern of excessive alcohol use that leads to clinically significant impairment or distress. Diagnostic criteria include a strong desire to drink alcohol, difficulties in controlling its use, risky use, e.g., driving or operating machinery while under the influence, persisting in its use despite harmful personal, social and occupational consequences, pathological organ changes, increased tolerance and physical withdrawal symptoms.
YJ-4840Families/Friends of Individuals With an Alcohol Use Disorder Definition
The parents, children, spouses, partners, friends or other relatives or significant others of people who have an alcohol use disorder, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been negatively affected by ongoing interaction with and concern about the individual.
YZ-0400Alcohol Use Disorder Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of alcohol use disorders.