Newcomers & Beginners to Al-Anon

Welcome to A Serenity Place!  Whether you are new to Al-Anon or simply new to our electronic meeting, we welcome you to our group.

Each Al-Anon Family Group has one purpose: to help families and friends 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.

Getting Started

You’ve taken the first step—you’ve come to an Al-Anon meeting.  Congratulations!

Keep coming back to meetings.  It is here that we get the support and comfort that help us deal with our personal situation.  You probably have many questions, including “What does working the Steps mean?” or “What Al-Anon literature should I read first?”  The links that follow will bring you to the Al-Anon Family Groups on-line store and the section on the site that is designed for newcomers.   Here you will find bookmarks, pamphlets, and daily readers/books.

Al-Anon Literature for Newcomers

Al-Anon Newcomer Packet
The printed hard copy version of the Newcomer Packet contains an excellent selection of pamphlets and bookmarks. (See Below.) They can be purchased separately if you don’t want the entire packet.

Updated 14 Oct 2023, 10:00 PM EDT