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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 meeting 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.

This Too Shall Pass

Saturday 9 AM

https://zoom.us/j/497816919

Dial In: 19292056099 ID 497816919

There is a Newcomer's Reception following the Saturday 9:00 AM This Too Shall Pass from 10:00 - 10:30 AM using the same ZOOM info above.

Saturday 9 AM

Call 510-338-9438

Mtg ID: 626 792 787 PW: 8919

SATURDAY 9 A.M.

In Person: at 

First Baptist Church

800 Thompson St, Ashland, VA 23005 

Please use BACK entrance door. Come down short hallway, and we are first door on the left. Bring your own 12 steps/12 traditions

 Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81997791006?pwd=Z080TGNYcjdXMndUWTVEaURGUVNQdz09

Meeting ID: 819 9779 1006

Password: 139290

Northside Fellowship

Saturday 8:00 PM

Zoom Meeting ID: 758401266

Password: 409911

Step Into The Journey

7PM, Sunday night at Bethia United Methodist Church, 10700 Winterpock Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832.
Meeting face to face beginning Sept. 27.
Masks, social distancing , etc required.

This Too Shall Pass

Sunday  7 PM

ZOOM

ID: 991 467 737 PW: 578642

Monday Women’s Fourth Step Group

Monday Noon

Zoom ID 886 9259 0400

The Light of Serenity

Monday 5:30 PM

Dial-in number (US): (712) 770-4035

Access code: 189821#

MONDAY 6 P.M.

In Person: at 

First Baptist Church

800 Thompson St, Ashland, VA 23005 

Please use BACK entrance door. Come down short hallway, and we are first door on the left. Bring your own 12 steps/12 traditions

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89909659039?pwd=eHhRVldBVnpOajNOSnBNVXRRYVRTZz09 

Meeting ID: 899 0965 9039

Password: 834206

Came to Believe

Monday night, 7:00-7:40

Zoom link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76593847901?pwd=V0RZVEwrcjJreVF6Sk5Cc2pLY01ldz09

Monday Night Strength & Hope

Monday 7 PM

Zoom ID 227319963

PW 264792

This Too Shall Pass

Tuesday Noon

https://zoom.us/j/104191789

Dial In 19292056099 ID104191789


Hope and Serenity AFG

Tuesday 7:30 PM
Free conference Call 978-990-5077

Enter code 1464371#

Wednesday 5:30 PM

Call 510-338-9438

Mtg ID: 620 503 756 PW: 8919


Parent's With Hope

Wednesday 7:00 PM
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/75655633765?pwd=clZjK0dCUDY1WUdSZVlhQnJOWUVNUT09
Meeting ID: 756 5563 3765
Password: 9NfWAh

Winterpock Serenity AFG
Wednesday 7:00 pm
Meeting number: 479 544 591
Password: 057-029-AFG399
https://vaalanon.webex.com/vaalanon/j.php?MTID=m227bcff674475358049f9ae302069397

Join by video system
Dial 479544591@vaalanon.webex.com
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone
+1-415-655-0003 US Toll
Access code: 479 544 591

This Too Shall Pass

Thursday Noon

https://zoom.us/j/776682706

 Dial In 19292056099 ID 776682706

Bound to Improve AFG

Thursdays at 7pm

Thursday Night Bound to Improve zoom meeting link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88645771565
Meeting ID: 886 4577 1565
One tap mobile
+19294362866,,88645771565# US (New York)

+13126266799,,88645771565# US (Chicago)

Thursday Night Men's Meeting

Thursday 7:00PM - 8:30PM

Join online via Google Meet:
https://meet.google.com/ykc-bgmy-twg
Join by phone (no computer required):
+1 301-969-5276‬
PIN: ‪484 489 412‬#


Al-Anon Spoken Here

Friday 11:00 AM

ZOOM Meeting ID: 852 3048 1881

Password: 565786

Friday 7:00 PM - Easy Does It

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76837560043?pwd=b202TGk1YldtSDdpVW9ocTU4bktCdz09

 

MEETING CANCELLATIONS DUE TO COVID-19

HELP & HOPE

Satuday, 9:00am | St. Luke's Lutheran Church

SUNDAY NIGHT OPTIMIST

Sunday, 7:30pm | St. Mathias Episcopal Church

WOMEN’S FOURTH STEP

Monday, Noon | Unity of Bon Air Church

CAME TO BELIEVE

Monday, 7:00pm | St Luke's Lutheran Church

MONDAY NIGHT STRENGTH AND HOPE

Monday, 7:00pm | Skipwith Methodist Church

HOW AL-ANON WORKS BEGINNER'S MEETING

Tuesday, 11:00am | Trinity Lutheran Church

HOW AL-ANON WORKS

Tuesday, Noon | Trinity Lutheran Church

TUESDAY NIGHT ADULT CHILDREN

Tuesday, 7:30pm | St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

HAPPY WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, 10:30am | St. Paul's Catholic Church

GRATEFUL WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, Noon | St Luke's Lutheran Church

PARENTS WITH HOPE

Wednesday, 6:45pm | St. Francis Hospital Cancer Center

12 & 12

Thursday, Noon | Christ The King Church

BOUND TO IMPROVE

Thursday, 7:00pm | Tuckahoe Presbyterian Church

AWAKEN TO HOPE

Thursday, 7:00pm | St. John Neumann Catholic Chur

COURAGE TO BE

Thursday, 7:30pm | Central Baptist Church

AL-ANON SPOKEN HERE

Friday, 11:00am | Lewis Ginter Recreation Association

 

MEETINGS

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DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE MEETING SCHEDULE

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SOUTHSIDE DISTRICT SCHEDULE DURING COVID-19

 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Monday, November 30th | 8PM

ALANON RICHMOND NORTH DISTRICT SPEAKER MEETING

Guest Speaker:
Angie B. of Florida

Join online:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82326744030?pwd=SUMydHJXKzdrbDZHNjZZL01LcWpCQT09

Join by phone: 1 301 715 8592

Meeting ID: 823 2674 4030

Password: 308265

December 10, 2020 8PM EST

ALANON RICHMOND NORTH DISTRICT SPEAKER MEETING

Well-known speaker, Mary Pearl T. of Arkansas

Join Online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82326744030?pwd=SUMydHJXKzdrbDZHNjZZL01LcWpCQT09

Join by phone: 1 301 715 8592

Meeting ID: 823 2674 4030

Password: 308265

Saturdays 10:00-10:30am via Zoom

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/

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