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

In response to the pandemic, we are maintaining a COVID-19 information page which  includes a schedule of virtual meetings and a list of suspended and restarted meetings.  It also has information on anonymity and confidentiality problems that arise in virtual meetings and suggestions on how to mitigate them.  Please notify AIS (952-920-3961 or alanon@pobox.com) if you learn of a suspended, restarted or virtual group we may not know about.

Because of the increasing level of COVID-19 vaccination in Minnesota, the Governor has lifted almost all restrictions on in-person gatherings, including recovery meetings such as Al-Anon.  Many groups have restarted, some requiring or strongly recommending that masks be worn.  Some restarted groups are continuing also to meet virtually.

If your Al‑Anon or Alateen meeting is suspended, is “going virtual” or has restarted, please immediately notify AIS at 952-920-3961 or alanon@pobox.com so that 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.

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 more than 300 Al‑Anon and Alateen meetings in southern Minnesota and almost 200 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.

Alateen Preamble to Twelve Steps

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 now open for personal visits but mask are required for unvaccinated visitors. Alternatively, AIS takes phone orders for literature to be shipped to you or picked up curbside.  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 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays noon to 4 PM and Wednesdays noon to 8 PM. It is closed Mondays and Saturdays.  The phone will continue to be answered every day.  Mail contributions to St. Paul Al-Anon/Alateen Intergroup, 253 State St., Saint Paul, MN 55107.

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

Minnesota South Area 2022 Calendar

Every year Minnesota South Area produces a calendar with the dates of Al‑Anon and Alateen events.  The 2022 calendar is now out and is being mailed to all Minnesota South Area Al‑Anon and Alateen groups.   Additional free copies will be available at Minneapolis Al‑Anon/Alateen Information Services and St. Paul Al-Anon/Alateen Intergroup.

Right click to 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

Volunteer at Al-Anon events at Gopher State Roundup May 27 – 29.
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 closed;
please call before you come.

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 55107-1612 USA (map)

Hours: Open Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Noon to 4 pm, Wednesday Noon to 8 pm; closed Monday & Saturday.

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)

Cover of the current Forum

The Forum
Al‑Anon’s Monthly Magazine