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AL-ANON IS...

Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.

 
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WHO ARE THE MEMBERS OF AL-ANON AND ALATEEN?

Al-Anon and Alateen members are people just like you and me–people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking. They are parents, children, spouses, partners, brothers, sisters, other family members, friends, employers, employees, and coworkers of alcoholics. No matter what our specific experience has been we share a common bond: we feel our lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

 

Alcoholism is a family disease. The disease affects all those who have a relationship with a problem drinker. Those of us closest to the alcoholic suffer the most, and those who care the most can easily get caught up in the behavior of another person. We react to the alcoholic’s behavior. We focus on them, what they do, where they are, how much they drink. We try to control their drinking for them. We take on the blame, guilt, and shame that really belong to the drinker. We can become as addicted to the alcoholic, as the alcoholic is to alcohol. We, too, can become ill.

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SERENITY PRAYER

God grant me the serenity; To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference.

 
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ABOUT

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.

 

HOW CAN AL-ANON HELP?

Many who come to Al-Anon/Alateen are in despair, feeling hopeless, unable to believe that things can ever change. We want our lives to be different, but nothing we have done has brought about change. We all come to Al-Anon because we want and need help.


In Al-Anon and Alateen, members share their own experience, strength, and hope with each other. You will meet others who share your feelings and frustrations, if not your exact situation. We come together to learn a better way of life, to find happiness whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.

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WHAT DOES ANONYMITY MEAN TO AL-ANON?

One of the Al-Anon program’s basic principles is that of anonymity. Meetings are confidential, and we do not disclose whom we see or what we hear at meetings to anyone.

 

HOW MUCH DOES AL-ANON COST?

There are no dues or fees in Al-Anon and Alateen meetings. Most groups pass a basket for voluntary contributions. Members are asked to contribute what they can afford, so that the group can pay rent, provide literature, and offer support to local and worldwide service centers.

 
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IS IT RELIGIOUS?

Al-Anon Family Groups is a spiritual fellowship, not a religious one. We avoid discussion of specific religious doctrine, and members of all faiths (or of none) are welcome. Our Twelve Steps ask us to find a “Power greater than ourselves” who can help us solve our problems and find serenity. Each member is free to define that power in his or her own way.

 
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ARE YOU TROUBLED BY SOMEONE ELSE'S DRINKING?

Millions of people are affected by the excessive drinking of someone close.

The following questions are designed to help you decide whether or not you need Al-Anon:

1. Do you worry about how much someone else drinks?

2. Do you have money problems because of someone else’s drinking?

3. Do you tell lies to cover up for someone else’s drinking?

4. Do you feel that if the drinker cared about you, he or she would stop drinking to please you?

5. Do you blame the drinker’s behavior on his or her companions?

6. Are plans frequently upset or canceled or meals delayed because of the drinker?

7. Do you make threats, such as, “If you don’t stop drinking, I’ll leave you”?

8. Do you secretly try to smell the drinker’s breath?

9. Are you afraid to upset someone for fear it will set off a drinking bout?

10. Have you been hurt or embarrassed by a drinker’s behavior?

11. Are holidays and gatherings spoiled because of drinking?

12. Have you considered calling the police for help in fear of abuse?

13. Do you search for hidden alcohol?

14. Do you ever ride in a car with a driver who has been drinking?

15. Have you refused social invitations out of fear or anxiety?

16. Do you feel like a failure because you can’t control the drinking?

17. Do you think that if the drinker stopped drinking, your other problems would be solved?

18. Do you ever threaten to hurt yourself to scare the drinker?

19. Do you feel angry, confused, or depressed most of the time?

20. Do you feel there is no one who understands your problems?


If  you  have  answered  yes  to  any  of  these  questions,   Al-Anon   or   Alateen   may   be   able  to  help.

 

ZOOM MEETINGS

Al-Anon's World Service Office (WSO) is aware that at this time many Al-Anon and Alateen groups have chosen to or been asked to suspend meetings as part of public health initiatives aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) in our communities.


An alternative to local meetings are electronic meetings. These include online and phone meetings. Please find below a list of Richmond Area Zoom Meetings.  Additional online meetings can be found here.


We are grateful for your cooperation, patience, and understanding as we continue providing the services our members rely on and as we adapt to this situation, one day at a time.

Updated: 11/30/2021

Saturday 9:00 AM

Saturday Serenity

https://join.freeconferencecall.com/saturdays

Online meeting ID: saturdays  

Dial-in number (US): (425) 436-6346

Access Code: 4266185#

Saturday 9:00 AM

This Too Shall Pass

https://zoom.us/j/497816919?pwd=M3QxQXkxTXk1M1AyQnUxdHZBR2tFQT09

Meeting ID: 497 816 919

Passcode: TTSPS9

Saturday 9:00 AM (Hybrid)

Saturday Serenity

Virtual:

https://join.freeconferencecall.com/saturdays

Online meeting ID: saturdays  

Dial-in number (US): (425) 436-6346

Access Code: 4266185#

In-Person:

Christ Church Episcopal - Education Bldg Room 202

(Note: According to Church policy, masks are required.)

5000 Pouncey Tract Road

Glen Allen, VA  23059

Saturday 9:00 AM (Hybrid)

Ashland AFG - Literature

Virtual:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83981703088?pwd=bDI4VmNhWmYvSUtrMDNPNUwzODgyZz09

Meeting ID: 839 8170 3088

Passcode: Serenity

One tap mobile

+19292056099,,83981703088#,,,,,,0#,,15152375# US (New York)

+13017158592,,83981703088#,,,,,,0#,,15152375# US (Germantown)

Meeting ID: 839 8170 3088

Passcode: 15152375

In-Person:

First Baptist Church

800 Thompson St

Ashland VA

Back of building entrance, Upstairs Room 233

Sunday 7:00 PM

This Too Shall Pass

https://zoom.us/join

Meeting ID: 991 467 737 

Passcode: 578642

Monday 12:00 PM (Noon)

Monday Women’s Fourth Step AFG

https://vaalanon.webex.com/vaalanon/j.php?MTID=m1928c2d5f007940c3e07509434559402

Meeting number: 180 964 6590

Password: 057-029-AFG415

[ Passwords are case sensitive, and you must type the hyphens. ]

Or Join by phone (audio only - press * 6 on your phone's dial pad to MUTE and Unmute)

+1-415-655-0003 US Toll

Access code: 180 964 6590

Then hit the # key.

And then hit the # key a second time when prompted for the Attendee ID.​

Monday 5:30 PM (Hybrid)

The Light of Serenity

Virtual:

Dial-in number (US): (712) 770-4035

Access code: 189821#

In-Person:

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

(Note: According to Church policy, masks are required.)
6000 Grove Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23226

Monday 6:00 PM (Hybrid)

Ashland AFG - Chair brings topic

Virtual:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87953774665?pwd=aWpncFZVaFNNeGxGVW15ZTlMRzVrUT09

Meeting ID: 879 5377 4665

Passcode: Serenity

One tap mobile

+19292056099,,87953774665#,,,,,,0#,,86473877# US (New York)

+13017158592,,87953774665#,,,,,,0#,,86473877# US (Germantown)

Meeting ID: 879 5377 4665

Passcode: 86473877

In-Person:

First Baptist Church - Rear of building, upstairs in Room 233

800 Thompson St

Ashland, VA 23005


​Monday 7:00 PM

Came to Believe

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2859802918?pwd=U0VxRjN2Y3hjZWdxVHhmOUJJb1FGQT09

Meeting ID: 285 980 2918

Passcode: CTB

Tuesday 12:00 PM (Noon)

This Too Shall Pass

https://zoom.us/j/104191789?pwd=R2Z4LzA1UGNIcForRnBzMFBTT0Zwdz09

Meeting ID: 104 191 789

Passcode: TTSPT12

One tap mobile

+19292056099,,104191789#,,,,*9565440# US (New York)

+13017158592,,104191789#,,,,*9565440# US (Washington DC)

Tuesday 6:30 PM (Hybrid)

Virtual:

Tuesday Night Adult Child AFG (90 minute speaker meeting)

https://zoom.us/j/265257873?pwd=UFRMbGtCVlV0ckM2b0UvbmdnUXowdz09

Meeting ID: 265 257 873 (No password)

One tap mobile

+13126266799,,6262305870#,,#,414896# US (Chicago)

+16465588656,,6262305870#,,#,414896# US (New York)

Dial by your location

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

        +1 720 707 2699 US (Denver)

        +1 253 215 8782 US

        +1 301 715 8592 US

Meeting ID: 265 257 873 (No password)

In-Person:

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church - Room 3

(Note: According to Church policy, masks are required.)

6000 Grove Ave.

Richmond, VA 23226

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Tuesday 7:30 PM

Hope and Serenity AFG

Free conference call: 978-990-5077

Enter code: 1464371#

Wednesday 12:00 PM (Noon; Hybrid)

Grateful Wednesday

Virtual:

https://vaalanon.webex.com/vaalanon/j.php?MTID=maff3b55af0ce8cd3a0e49569c8378602

Meeting number: 2316 555 3849

Password: 057-029-AFG562 (Please note: passwords are case sensitive and you must type the hypens.)

Or Join by phone (audio only - press * 6 on your phone's dial pad to MUTE and UNMUTE)
+1-415-655-0003 US Toll
Access code: 231 655 53849
Then hit the # key.
And then hit the # key a second time when prompted for the Attendee ID.

In-Person:

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

7757 Chippenham Parkway

Richmond, Virginia 23235

Wednesday 12:00 PM (Noon; Hybrid)

Grateful Wednesday

Virtual:

https://vaalanon.webex.com/vaalanon/j.php?MTID=maff3b55af0ce8cd3a0e49569c8378602

Meeting Number: 2316 555 3849

Password: 057-029-AFG562 (password is case sensitive and you must type the hyphens)

Or Join by phone (audio only - press * 6 on your phone's dial pad to MUTE and UNMUTE)
+1-415-655-0003 US Toll
Access code: 231 655 53849
Then hit the # key.
And then hit the # key a second time when prompted for the Attendee ID.

In-Person:

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

7757 Chippenham Parkway

Richmond, Virginia 23235

Thursday 12:00 PM (Noon)

This Too Shall Pass

https://zoom.us/j/776682706?pwd=MFBteDZpTkdHZEpVQUdTNlBBNWJwUT09

Meeting ID: 776 682 706

Passcode: TTSPTH12

Thursday 7:00 PM (Hybrid)

Bound to Improve AFG

Virtual:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86142354460

Meeting ID: 861 4235 4460

Phone only: (301) 715-8592 ID: 86142354460

In-Person:

Tuckahoe Presbyterian Church - enter through parking lot entrance

(Note: According to Church policy, masks are required.)

7000 Park Avenue

Richmond, VA 23226​

 

MEETINGS

Modern Desk

IN-PERSON MEETINGS - UPDATED 11/19/2021

 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

RICHMOND NORTH DISTRICT PUBLIC ALATEEN OUTREACH MEETING

Monday, October 25th at 7:30pm to 9:15pm via Zoom

Speaker & PowerPoint Presenter:
Val P.


Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7525852035?pwd=UUtyNmdIOGFnTWZrZTNIQTZpTlc0QT09

Meeting ID: 752 585 2035

Passcode: 12345

One tap mobile:

+13017158592,,7525852035#,,,,*12345# US (Washington DC)

+13126266799,,7525852035#,,,,*12345# US (Chicago)


Dial by your location:

  • +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

  • +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

  • +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

  • +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

  • +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)


Meeting ID: 752 585 2035 Passcode: 12345

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbF24xJoyf

        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 828 9608 4298
Passcode: 985022
Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/ks6Xw43a

RICHMOND NORTH DISTRICT ASHLAND AREA ALATEEN MEETINGS

For teens affected by someone else's drinking...

Ashland Alateen Group starts November 13th 2021.

9:00AM Saturdays

First Baptist Church

800 Thompson Street

Ashland, VA 23005

Meeting is on the first floor.  Use back door and follow signs coinciding with Alanon and AA meetings on-site.

SLOGANS WORKSHOP

Upcoming Slogans Workshop put on by the Al-Anon Service Center of Northern Virginia. Every Thursday night in January and February from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Webex.

NEWCOMERS RECEPTION

Are you new to the Al-Anon program?  Come and hear members share their experience, strength and hope, and bring your questions about the program.
If you have been regularly attending Al-Anon feel free to come and welcome our newest members.  We ALL have experience, strength and hope that can be beneficial to others.  This is a great way to be of service and you may also learn something!


Zoom meeting info is the same as the This Too Shall Pass Saturday morning 9AM meeting.


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CONTACT

Submit new meetings, meeting updates, event flyers, etc. to the email address below. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response and subsequent updates.

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RESOURCES

Al-Anon Family Groups 1-888-4Alanon


Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.

1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617

vaalanon.org/

al-anon.org/

 

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