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

Under the Governor's Stay Safe executive order, updating the previous Stay-At-Home order, face-to-face Al-Anon and Alateen meetings are permitted under restrictions, although recovery groups are encouraged to meet virtually or by telephone. Face-to-face meetings are limited to not more than 10 and participants should wear face masks and maintain social distancing – six feet between members. See this FAQ on the Governor’s Stay Safe order. A few groups are meeting out-of-doors, maintaining social distancing.   If we know about such a meeting, it is indicated in the meeting schedule.

In response to the pandemic, we are maintaining a COVID-19 information page. This includes a list of suspended meetings and a schedule of “virtual” (electronic) meetings, some with information on how to connect.  In also has information on some anonymity and confidentiality problems that can occur in virtual meetings and suggestions on how to mitigate them.  Please notify AIS if you learn of a suspended or virtual group we do not know about.

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 helpful to post a note at the regular meeting place.  Similarly, if your group is restarting or is changing its schedule, let AIS know so the website can be kept up-to-date.

In addition to local 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.

See below for information on how Minneapolis Al‑Anon/Alateen Information Services and St. Paul Al‑Anon/Alateen Intergroup continue to serve you.  The pandemic is putting these organization under great financial stress since sale of literature and contributions from groups are way 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 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.
Call 952-920-3961 to make a contribution to AIS or to order Al‑Anon/Alateen Conference Approved Literature and/or medallions.

Effective immediately Saint Paul Al‑Anon/Alateen Intergroup be open Wednesdays Noon to 8 PM.  Volunteers and visitors will be expected to wear masks. It will be open on other days as volunteers are willing and able to staff it.  The phone will continue to be answered every day.  If you need literature on closed days, call 651-771-2208 and we will take care of you curbside.  Mail contributions to St. Paul Al-Anon/Alateen Intergroup, 253 State St., Saint Paul, MN 55107.

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

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

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 closed

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: Open Wednesday Noon to 8 pm Other days open by appointment only for curbside pick up. Call 651-771-2208

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