Al-Anon is a long-standing self-help organization for family members and friends of people who have alcohol and drug use problems. Al-Anon is based on the steps and principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
The message of Al-Anon for family members is that:
- You are valuable and need to take care of yourself.
- You are not responsible for the person who is using alcohol or drugs.
- You shouldn't make threats that you don't intend to keep.
For more information about Al-Anon, see the Other Places to Get Help section of the topic Reference Alcohol Abuse and Dependence.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference January 18, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction