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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?pwd=M3QxQXkxTXk1M1AyQnUxdHZBR2tFQT09
Meeting ID: 497 816 919
Passcode: TTSPS9

Saturday Serenity

Saturday 9 AM

https://join.freeconferencecall.com/saturdays

Online meeting ID: saturdays  

Dial-in number (US): (425) 436-6346

Access Code:4266185#

SATURDAY 9 A.M.

In Person: at 

First Baptist Church

800 Thompson St

Ashland VA

Back of building entrance, Upstairs Room 233

Hybrid- face to face and zoom 

Join Zoom Meeting

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

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

Webex access code: 057-029-AFG415

The Light of Serenity

Monday 5:30 PM

Dial-in number (US): (712) 770-4035

Access code: 189821#

MONDAY 6 P.M.

First Baptist Church

800 Thompson St

Ashland VA

Back of building entrance, Upstairs Room 233

Hybrid- face to face and zoom 

Join Zoom Meeting

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

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

Zoom:
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)

Hope and Serenity AFG

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

Enter code 1464371#

Virtual Tuesday Night Adult Children Alanon Family Group (90 minute speaker meeting)

7:30 pm Tuesdays

Zoom link:

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

Meeting ID: 265 257 873  

Password: 611142


Tuesday Night AFG

St John's Episcopal Church

12201 Richmond St

Chester Virginia 23831

Tuesday 7:00 PM

Grateful Wednesday

Wednesday Noon

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7410965078?pwd=eVRCS29tb1A1Zkx5MVJ3SmdDdm5hZz09

meeting number is 741 096 5078

password is alanon

Paths to Recovery

Wednesday 5:30 PM

Dial-in Number (US) (425) 436-6347 (FreeConferenceCall.com)

Access Code:8824853#

Online meeting ID:pathstorecovery

Parent's With Hope

Wednesday 6:45 PM
Meeting ID: 852 9847 0987
Passcode: PWH
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85298470987?pwd=YWd2MzlmWjRJdHVkZnRUN0NKZmo4UT09

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

12 and 12
Time: Noon on Thursday
Meeting: Zoom 736-314-5209
Password: 458901
Closed meeting

This Too Shall Pass

Thursday Noon

Zoom:
https://zoom.us/j/776682706?pwd=MFBteDZpTkdHZEpVQUdTNlBBNWJwUT09
Meeting ID: 776 682 706
Passcode: TTSPTH12

Thursdays at 5:15

Epiphany Lutheran Church

1400 Horsepen Rd

Meeting room in the brick building in the back of the parking lot

Bound to Improve AFG

Thursdays at 7pm

Thursday Night Bound to Improve zoom meeting link:

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

Meeting ID: 861 4235 4460

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

This is a hybrid meeting - in person meeting location: 

Tuckahoe Presbyterian Church

7000 Park Avenue

Richmond, VA 23226

​Enter through parking lot entrance

Mask required!

Al-Anon Spoken Here

Friday 11:00 AM

ZOOM Meeting ID: 852 3048 1881

Password: 565786


Easy Does It

Friday 7:00 PM

In-person meeting at Libbie Mill Library Parking Lot.  For more information email: richmondnorth@vaalanon.org.

 

MEETINGS

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IN-PERSON MEETINGS - UPDATED 12.14.20

 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

March 13, 2021 9:00-10:30am

AL-ANON HELP & HOPE’S 3RD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Hosted by 2-VAWSC (Business Meetings) WEBEX


Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 9:00 am | 1 hour 30 minutes | Eastern Time


Meeting Link: https://vaalanon.webex.com/webappng/sites/vaalanon/meeting/download/dff098e92fc0457dadadb435e0ee73d9?siteurl=vaalanon&MTID=mfe81fc9e1e6388137041a691e74992b0

(different link from regular meeting)

Meeting number: 180 705 7897
Password: 057-029-AFG112
[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: 180 705 7897
Then hit the # key. And then hit the # key a second time.

March 16th at 7pm

LOIS' BIRTHDAY

Lois W.'s birthday celebration is on March 16th at 7:00.


Please note there is a live link on the flyer so you just need to click on it to attend.


The Passcode is Lois.

Thursdays | 7PM

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.

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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