Welcome to Al‑Anon/Alateen
in the Greater Minneapolis and St. Paul Area

See below for information about the effect of COVID-19
on Al‑Anon/Alateen in the Twin Cities area

Because of the Governor's stay-at-home executive order, no Al-Anon or Alateen group should be meeting face-to-face at this time. See this FAQ on the Governor’s order.

Al‑Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen and Al‑Anon Adult Children, has been in existence for 65 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 more than 280 Al‑Anon and Alateen meetings in the Minneapolis and St.Paul metropolitan area.  Meetings are anonymous and confidential. There are no dues or fees for membership.

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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COVID-19 Update

We Will Be There For You!

Al‑Anon/Alateen Information Services of Greater Minneapolis (AIS) will be staffed only our regular weekday hours (Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, closed Saturday).  It is not open for personal visits, but can take phone orders for literature to be shipped to you or picked up curbside.  You can also make contributions over the phone using a credit or debit card

Saint Paul Al‑Anon/Alateen Intergroup will not be open until further notice, in accordance with the Governor’s executive order. We hope to have the phone answered remotely during office hours.

We have a listing of Al-Anon members willing to take calls from anyone who needs to talk.

We have a good supply of hand sanitizer and plan to use it liberally.

Please check the meeting schedule to see which groups are meeting.  This is updated frequently as new information comes in.  It shows which groups are suspended and which are “virtual”, i.e., meeting on-line or on the telephone.  The COVID‑19 information page lists the suspended and “virtual” groups.  It also provides some information on setting up a “virtual” meeting and some warnings about “virtual” meetings.  Because some groups may not notify us that they are suspending. when a group is not in our lists, check with the Alano, church or other location it meets.  Please notify AIS if you learn of a suspended group we do not know about.

Stay well, and we hope we will see you soon.

The April 4 Area Assembly has been POSTPONED until further notice.  See the COVID-19 information page for more information about postponements and cancellations.  It includes lists of suspended and “virtual” meetings as well as cautions about anonymity in on-line meetings.

There will be an abbreviated virtual World Service Conference the week of April 20.  Do not send cards and love gifts to the Conference hotel as may have been suggested to you.

On the WSO website is a PDF document with some guidance on suspending meetings

Because of concerns about COVID-19, many groups are not meeting at all and many others have become “virtual” – conntecting by telephone or on-line.  Our COVID-19 information page has lists of both suspended and virtual meetings. Some meetings are apparently continuing.  They can be found on the meeting schedule pages.  Since we can post only information we have received, it is likely that some groups not listed as suspended or virtual are not, in fact, meeting.

If your Al‑Anon or Alateen meeting is suspended or is “going virtual”, please immediately notify AIS at 952-920-3961 or <alanon@pobox.com>.  It may also be useful to post a note at the regular meeting place.

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 more information.

Minnesota South Area Calendar

Every year Minnesota South Area produces a calendar with the dates of Al‑Anon and Alateen events.  The 2020 calendar is now out and has been mailed to all Minnesota South Al‑Anon and Alateen groups.   Additional free copies are available at Minneapolis Al‑Anon/Alateen Information Services and St. Paul Al-Anon/Alateen Intergroup.

You can download a printable copy (PDF) or view the calendar online.

Have you seen Al-Anon's newest book?

Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships

Members share their challenges with all aspects of intimacy – physical, emotional and spiritual – in all relationships affected by the family illness of alcoholism

3 copies of Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships

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

FaceBook logo Twitter Logo

YouTube Logo

Al-Anon Instagram Logo    Alateen WSO Instagram

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

Be an Office Volunteer
Answer phones and sell literature at AIS or Intergroup offices

Be a Home Phone Volunteer
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
Suite 101
St. Louis Park, MN 55426 USA (map)

Hours: MTWThF 9am - 4pm, Sa 9am - 1pm

Email: alanon@pobox.com
Phone: 952-920-3961

Minneapolis AIS Home Page

St. Paul Area Al‑Anon/Alateen Intergroup
253 State Street
Saint Paul, MN 55107 USA (map)

Hours: MTThF 12 noon - 4pm, W 12 noon - 8pm, Sa 9am - 1pm

Email: stpaulafg@pobox.com
Phone: 651-771-2208

St. Paul Intergroup Home Page

Al‑Anon Faces Alcholism 2020

(download PDF file)
(Spanish, French)

Cover of the current Forum

The Forum
Al‑Anon’s Monthly Magazine