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In the wake of COVID-19, many Al‑Anon and Alateen groups have returned to meeting in person while many others still meet virtually or in hybrid format. We maintain a virtual meeting information page with a schedule of virtual meetings with login instructions. It also has important information on anonymity and confidentiality problems arising in virtual meetings with suggestions on how to mitigate them. There is also a list of in-person meetings and groups that are still suspended. See the regular meeting schedule for locations and times of in-person meetings.
If the status of your Al‑Anon or
Alateen meeting changes, e.g., becomes virtual or restarts in
person, please immediately notify AIS at 952-920-3961 or firstname.lastname@example.org
so that the website can be kept up-to-date.
In addition to local virtual meetings, there are many established electronic Al-Anon meetings. Some are on the Internet in formats such as email, chat, bulletin board and voice via internet. Others are telephone meetings. See our electronic meeting page for a link to information maintained by the WSO.
NOTE: Minneapolis AIS will be closed Monday and Tuesday, June 12 and 13.
for information on how Minneapolis Al‑Anon/Alateen
Information Services and St. Paul Al‑Anon/Alateen
Intergroup continue to serve you. The pandemic put these
organization under financial stress since sale of literature and
contributions from groups are down.
In order to survive, AIS and Intergroup need increased financial support from members. Please give generously.
Note: Contributions are not accepted from anyone who is not an Al‑Anon or Alateen member.
Al‑Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen and Al‑Anon Adult Children, has been in existence over 70 years as a community resource providing support to those affected by someone else’s drinking.
Today, there are more than 25,000 Al‑Anon and 1,700 Alateen groups meeting in 133 countries. There are about 300 Al‑Anon and Alateen meetings in southern Minnesota and more than 200 meetings in the Minneapolis and St.Paul metropolitan area. Meetings are anonymous and confidential. There are no fees or dues to attend a meeting. Al‑Anon and Alateen meetings are self supporting through voluntary contributions of members.
Find out if Al‑Anon, Alateen, or Al‑Anon Adult Children might be right for you.
Learn about alcoholism as a family disease and its effect on us.
Help and Hope
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.
Al‑Anon’s Suggested Preamble to The Twelve Steps
Reprinted with permission of Al‑Anon Family Group Headquarters, Virginia Beach, VA.
Help is here for the asking. Find out if Al‑Anon or Alateen is right for you.
Take a moment to look at one or more of these 20 question self quizzes — “Are You Troubled By Someone’s Drinking?”, “Did You Grow Up With A Problem Drinker?” or “Alateen–Is Someone’s Drinking Getting To You?” If you answer “yes” to some of the questions we encourage you to give Al‑Anon or Alateen a try. Help and hope for friends and families of alcoholics is just a phone call away.
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Al‑Anon/Alateen Information Services of Greater Minneapolis (AIS) is staffed our regular weekday hours (Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM) and is closed Saturday. It is open for personal visits but masks are required for unvaccinated visitors. Alternatively, AIS takes phone orders for literature to be shipped to you. Occasionally no one will be in the office for short periods, so please call before you come.
You can make
contributions to AIS over the phone using a
credit or debit card (call 952-920-3961) or by check
(mail to to AIS, 7204 W. 27th St., Suite 101, St. Louis Park, MN 55426)
Saint Paul Al‑Anon/Alateen Intergroup is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays noon to 4 PM and Wednesdays noon to 8 PM. It is closed Saturdays. The phone (651-771-2208) will continue to be answered every day. Mail contributions to St. Paul Al-Anon/Alateen Intergroup, 253 State Street, Saint Paul, MN 55107.
Stay well, and we hope we will see you soon.
Members share their challenges with all aspects of intimacy – physical, emotional and spiritual – in all relationships affected by the family illness of alcoholism
Available at Minneapolis AIS and St. Paul Al-Anon/Alateen Intergroup
See the literature page for information on other books
Al‑Anon is on Social Media
These are links to the official Al‑Anon World Service Office Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram pages
You can also download podcasts on various Al‑Anon topics
12th Step Opportunities
Volunteer at Al-Anon events
at Gopher State Roundup May 26 – 28.
Call AIS (952-920-3921) to find out how.
an Office Volunteer
Answer phones and sell literature at AIS or Intergroup offices
Be a Home
Answer the phone remotely when the AIS and Intergroup offices are closed
Al‑Anon / Alateen Information
Services of Greater Minneapolis, Minnesota
7204 West 27th Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426-3112 USA (map)
Hours: MTWThF 9am - 4pm, Sa
please call before you come.
St. Paul Area Al‑Anon/Alateen
253 State Street
Saint Paul, MN 55107-1612 USA (map)
Hours: Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Noon to 4 pm, Wednesday Noon to 8 pm; closed Saturday.
Minnesota South Area
P.O. Box 1059
Minnetonka, MN 55345-0059
Minnesota South Area Website: www.minnesotasouth-al-anon.org
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