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

See below for Al‑Anon’s response to the Covid pandemic.

About Al‑Anon / Alateen

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.

Alateen Preamble to Twelve Steps

Help is here for the asking.

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. Call 651-771-2208 in the East Metro, 952-920-3961 in the West Metro.

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Changes Stemming from Covid Pandemic

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 info@aismpls.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.

The pandemic put Minneapolis Al‑Anon/Alateen Information Services and St. Paul Al‑Anon/Alateen Intergroup 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.

Status of Minneapolis AIS and St. Paul Intergroup

We Will Be There For You!

The office of Anon/Alateen Information Services of Greater Minneapolis (AIS) is once again open for sale of literature and medallions. We have volunteers to staff it weekdays from 9 AM to 4 PM and on Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM.  Occasionally no one will be in the office for short periods, so please call before you come. If you can't come to the office, AIS normally takes phone orders for literature to be shipped to you.

You can make contributions to AIS over the phone using a
credit or debit card (call 952-920-3961), by check
(mail to AIS, 7204 W. 27th St., Suite 101, St. Louis Park, MN  55426),
or by PayPal (use link paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=88HUHJHNRTCS4)

Saint Paul Al‑Anon/Alateen Intergroup will be closed on Saturdays until we can get volunteers willing to commit to staffing it from 9 am to 1 pm.  The bookstore is currently open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays noon to 4 pm, and Wednesdays noon to 8 PM.  The phone (651-771-2208) is answered every day.  Mail contributions to St. Paul Al‑Anon/Alateen Intergroup, 253 State Street, Saint Paul, MN 55107.

Contributions accepted only from Al‑Anon or Alateen members and their groups.

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

Have you seen Al‑Anon's new daily reader?

A Little Time for Myself

A Little Time for Myself shares the personal experiences and many voices of the Al‑Anon fellowship today, illustrating that Al‑Anon is indeed for anyone affected by someone else’s drinking.

Copies of A Little Time for Myself

Now available at Minneapolis AIS and St. Paul Al‑Anon/Alateen Intergroup
(may be out of stock; call before you come)

See the literature page for information on other books

Al‑Anon is on Social Media

FaceBook logo X Logo

YouTube Logo

Al-Anon Instagram Logo    Alateen WSO Instagram

These are links to the official Al‑Anon World Service Office Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), YouTube and Instagram pages

You can also download podcasts on various Al‑Anon topics

See YouTube playlist on Growing up with the family disease of alcoholism

12th Step Opportunities

Volunteer at Al-Anon events at Gopher State Roundup May 26 – 28.
Call AIS (952-920-3921) to find out how.

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 55426-3112 USA (map)

Hours: MTWThF 9am - 4pm, Sa 9am - 1pm;
please call before you come.

Email: info@aismpls.org
Phone: 952-920-3961

Minneapolis AIS Home Page

St. Paul Area Al‑Anon/Alateen Intergroup
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, Saturday Closed

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

St. Paul Intergroup Home Page

Minnesota South Area
P.O. Box 1059
Minnetonka, MN 55345-0059

Email: info@minnesotasouth-al-anon.org

Minnesota South Area Website: www.minnesotasouth-al-anon.org

Al‑Anon Faces Alcholism 2021
Al‑Anon Faces Alcoholism

(download PDF file)
(Spanish, French)

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