Al-Anon: help for families and friends of alcoholics.
Maine Al-Anon and Alateen are resources for anyone impacted by a relative or friend’s alcohol dependency, either currently or in the past. Support is provided through literature and meetings, where everything shared remains confidential, as well as the identity of those attending.
In meetings, we learn how to change our reactions to the attitudes and behaviors that commonly occur in alcoholic relationships. Literature is written by members and offers ideas on how to apply our Twelve Step program to the family disease of alcoholism. As non-professionals, we gather as equals, welcoming all who seek a healthier way to live. It is suggested that you try at least six meetings before you decide whether or not Al-Anon or Alateen can help you.
At this time, most in-person meetings are suspended. Many meetings are temporarily using an electronic format.
While Al-Anon World Service has taken no position on how groups should respond to the outbreak, they have issued a statement saying,
"We suggest groups, Districts, and Areas access national and local health authorities to gain the knowledge necessary to talk to each other and reason things out. In accordance with Tradition Four, we encourage groups to be flexible in considering alternatives that limit personal contact, including temporarily holding the meeting electronically."
Can Al-Anon help me?
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S1 District meeting will be held first Sunday of each month at 4PM on Zoom. Meeting ID: 971 587 7629 Password: AFG
S2 District meeting will be held third Wednesdays of the month at 6:00PM Meeting ID: 843 9068 7327 Password: 887647
C1 District Meeting will meet every other month on the third Saturday of each month.
2022 schedule: Jan 15, Mar 19, May 21, July 16, Sept 17, Nov 19
11:15am on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 860 6030 7974 Passcode: 808492
No meeting in December 2021.
C2 District Meeting 9:30am-12:30pm, 2nd Saturday of the month at St. Mark's Episcopal, 60 Eustis Parkway, Waterville.
Alateen is a place just for teens bothered by someone else’s drinking. During meetings, teens share with each other and learn healthy ways to care for themselves and cope with problems.
Teens talk about what it's like to live with alcoholism