FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Al-Anon? Is it something different from AA?

It is! AA is for helping alcoholics who wish to stop drinking. Al-Anon is for friends and families of problem drinkers who wish to change their own lives.

What meetings are there locally?

See the Meetings page for more information.

What do people mean by "another Fellowship" or "the other Fellowship"?

There are many 12-Step programs and the Fellowships are the members. "The other Fellowship" refers to AA, with whom Al-Anon cooperates, but is not affiliated.

In Al-Anon, we share experience, strength, and hope as Al-Anons only, even though individual members might also belong to other Fellowships.

Are there any Alateen meetings in Utah County?

Not yet, but we are working on that. If you would like to be involved in getting Alateen meetings started in Utah County, contact us. Better yet, show up at a District meeting. In the meantime, you can find some Alateen meetings in Salt Lake County included on the printable copy of the meeting schedule.

Is Alateen for underage alcoholics?

No, Alateen is for young people who have been affected by someone else's drinking.

My sponsor in another program sent me to Al-Anon to learn how to do relationships and handle family stuff. Am I in the right place?

Possibly. Learning how to have healthy relationships is one of the things Al-Anon is helpful for. To determine if Al-Anon is right for you, you may want to have a look at one of these quizzes..


For most things you may want to know about Al-Anon before attending a meeting, visit the official Al-Anon/Alateen website.