Al-Anon says of itself

The Al-Anon Family Groups are an anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems of living with an alcoholic, and to help others to do the same. We believe that alcoholism is an illness that can be arrested, and that changed family attitudes can often aid in recovery.

The only requirement for membership is that there be a relative of friend with a drinking problem. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions. At meetings a basket is passed to cover expenses, but contributions are generally modest and strictly voluntary.

Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization of institution: does not engage in any controversy; neither endorses or opposes any cause.

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.

(From the Cleveland Area Al-Anon Information Service website.)

St. Paul’s Parish is please to host a Medina Al-Anon Family Group meeting every Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m.

For more information see the Cleveland Area Al-Anon Information Service website.