District 5 Al-Anon/Alateen
Welcome to Al-Anon/Alateen!
Let It Begin with Me. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, let the hand of Al-Anon and Alateen always be there, and – Let It Begin with Me.
Welcome to the web site of the Al-Anon Family Groups in District 5 of Michigan, and to the fellowship of Al-Anon. Our pages provide information to help you learn about the Al-Anon program, decide if our program might be right for you, and find Al-Anon meetings and other Al-Anon resources. If you are new to Al-Anon, please see our Newcomer’s page for answers to questions newcomers often ask about the Al-Anon program.
What is Al-Anon?
The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.
Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution; does not engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions.
Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.
Suggested Al-Anon Preamble to the Twelve Steps. 2005. All Rights Reserved.
Reprinted with permission of ©Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA.
Al-Anon is a worldwide fellowship that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether or not the alcoholic recognizes the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help. Members give and receive comfort and understanding through a mutual exchange of experience, strength and hope. Sharing of similar problems binds individuals and groups together in a bond that is protected by a tradition of anonymity.
Al-Anon is not a religious organization or a counseling agency. It is not a treatment center nor is it allied with any other organization offering such services. Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen for young members, usually teenagers, neither express opinions on outside issues nor endorse outside enterprises. No dues or fees are required. Membership is voluntary, requiring only that one's own life has been adversely affected by someone else's drinking problem.
Para información sobre el programa de Al-Anón en español, favor de pulsar aquí. (Information in Spanish.)
District 5 of Al-Anon includes areas that are in or near Washtenaw County, Michigan. District 5 currently represents Al-Anon meetings that are held in Ann Arbor, Belleville, Chelsea, Saline, and Ypsilanti. Al-Anon, Alateen, and Al-Anon Adult Children meetings are all among the types of Al-Anon meetings that are currently held in District 5. For more information about District 5, please click here.
DISTRICT 5 BUSINESS:
w DISTRICT 5 ANNOUNCEMENTS for MARCH 2014 - please click here!
w ALATEEN MEETINGS: Click here for more information!
w NEXT DISTRICT BUSINESS MEETING: Saturday March 15, 2014 at King of Kings Lutheran Church 11:00am to 1:00pm. Come one - come all! Find out what business meetings are like. You don’t have to hold a position to come & share YOUR ideas!
w Click here for Events!
FUN & GAMES
w Word Search Puzzle – Click here (if you dare!)
w Click here to take you to The Forum Magazine, where you can read new shares each month.
w Click here to read the last 6 months of 2013 Forum’s shares as this District 5 website used to list them.
w Click here for an order form to get your own subscription of the monthly publication! It’s like a meeting in your pocket! Just $11.00
BULLETIN BOARD SHARINGS:
w 2014 BULLETIN BOARD Slogan for MARCH – “First Things First” this month. Please click here to check them out!
w SEE WHAT’S NEW EACH MONTH on our BULLETIN BOARD PAGE – Share YOUR experience, strength and hope in a new way by sending us your written share - please click here to take you to the Bulletin Board.
THE CAL CORNER:
District 5 has its own Distribution Center. Please give Georgia D. our Literature Chairperson, a call at 734-668-7168 if you would like to order any literature for yourself or your group. You can also E-Mail a request: (email@example.com).
Literature is also available online. This link will take you to the WSO (World Service Office) AFG (Al-Anon Family Groups) website’s Literature page: http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/al-anon-literature
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