Alcoholism is a disease, which is widespread and debilitating to families. We at Al-Anon Family Groups are trying to reach out to families who need help. Alcoholism is often hidden. The problem is there; many times, neither the family nor the problem drinker will face or admit that it exists.
When families come to you for a divorce, a restraining order, or help with delinquent children, you become their advisor in many aspects of their lives. If you suspect a problem drinker has affected members of these families, we suggest you or the family members contact Al-Anon Family Groups. Many families have taken their initial steps towards recovery through the courts’ recommendation to contact Al-Anon/Alateen.
Enclosed are some complimentary materials that may assist those families who are affected by someone else’s drinking. It explains Al-Anon's role in helping the friends and families of alcoholics. We can provide Al-Anon meetings for Institutions, Al-Anon/Alateen speakers for seminars or workshops, information booths for health fairs, or materials for professionals who might have patients or clients who have been affected by the family disease of alcoholism. We also have meetings all over the Dallas-Fort Worth area for those who need help and comfort.
We are most grateful for your professional awareness and understanding of our program. We recognize that you are in a unique position to refer your clients to Al-Anon Family Groups. If you wish more information, please e-mail us or contact our office at 214-363-0461.
Dallas Al-Anon Information Service Center