Al-Anon Family Groups

Site: Hamilton / Burlington

Service: Al-Anon / Alateen Meetings

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Record #: BTN0062 Last Modified: 09 Sep 2014 Last Full Update: 02 Jul 2014 Update Schedule: 05 Jul 2015
Record Owner: BTN Date Created: 22 May 1991 Date Deleted: N/A  
Agency and Service Names
Alternate NameAlanon
Contact Information
Office Phone24-hour answering service 905-522-1733
Toll Free PhoneFor meetings in other parts of southern Ontario 1-888-425-2666 or see Al-Anon Ontario South website 
Crisis Phone24-hour answering service 905-522-1733
Agency Information
Agency DescriptionA community resource providing support to anyone (adult or teen) affected by a relative or friend's drinking.
Service Level(50) Non Profit
FundingSelf-supporting by voluntary contribution
Description and Service Details
Service DescriptionA separate fellowship from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). 
Al-Anon is an anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems.  
* based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions adapted from AA  
* a spiritual program, based on no particular form of religion  
* not allied with any sect or denomination, everyone is welcome, no matter what affiliation or none 
Part of the Al-Anon Fellowship, designed for the younger relatives and friends of alcoholics, ages 10-19.  
* follows the same Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and principles as Al-Anon  
* members conduct their own meetings with the guidance of an adult Al-Anon member sponsor 
Phone service: 
Provides support and information for relatives and friends of alcoholics in the Burlington and Hamilton area.  
* Al-Anon members return calls
Meeting DetailsCall 24-hour phone line for current meeting information or see website for printable meeting list 
For all meetings in Southern Ontario and more information about Al-Anon and Alateen see Ontario South Al-Anon website  
Al-Anon/Alateen philosophy is that: 
* only the individual can decide for themselves whether or not Al-Anon can help them 
* focus is on people whose lives have been affected by another's drinking  
* you can be sure of a warm and loving welcome at any Al-Anon meeting  
* it is often suggested that you attend five or six meetings before deciding if this program is for you
Areas ServedBurlington ; Hamilton (City of) ; Stoney Creek ; Waterdown
EligibilityAges: 10 year(s) and up 
Men, women and children whose lives have been affected by the compulsive drinking of a family member or friend * Alateen is for youth 10-19 years of age
LanguagesEnglish ; Literature is available in 30 different languages
FeesNone ; voluntary contribution, no fee
Directory Description and Headings
Seniors Directory HeadingsSupport Groups/ Information & Counselling Services
Site Information
Located In CommunityBurlington
Wheelchair AccessibilityUnknown - varies according to meeting location * see website, below
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesFamilies/Friends of Alcoholics Support Groups
Other Details