For the Professional

Thank you for your interest in Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups, District 7, Pinellas County, Florida.Al-Anon Family Groups have one focus: to help families and friends of problem drinkers.

Al-Anon meetings are held in 133 countries. There are over 24,000 Al-Anon and 1,800 Alateen meetings worldwide. According to the 2009 Al-Anon Membership Survey, about 95 percent of Al-Anon members reported that attending Al-Anon Family Group meetings has helped them improve their mental and physical well being. The Survey also reported that one in three Al-Anon members first came to Al-Anon Family Groups because of a friend or relative who had a drug problem. But after learning more about alcoholism and its effects, nearly nine in ten came to realize that alcohol abuse was also part of the overall problem, which included both alcohol and drugs.

All Al-Anon Meetings are “closed” unless otherwise noted as “open”. Closed Al-Anon meetings are for anyone who has been affected by someone else’s drinking. Open meetings are for members and anyone who would like to learn more about the Al-Anon/Alateen program. Closed Alateen meetings are for young people less than 20 years of age, accompanied by adults who have been certified by the North Florida Al-Anon Area as people who are safe to be with children. Click on Meetings for a list of meetings.

We encourage you to visit the Al-Anon World Service Office(WSO) website at where you will find links to a vast amount of information regarding the Al-Anon program, including a link for Professionals where you can request a packet of materials.

If you would be interested in having an Al-Anon speaker for a professional meeting or conference, please leave us a message on our Information Line at (727) 548-6811 or send us an e-mail. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you and to answer any questions you might have.

Thank you again for your interest in the worldwide fellowship of Al-Anon and Alateen.