Al-Anon Family Groups

  1. About this service

    Do you need help to cope with the effects of someone else's drinking?

    Is the drinking of your partner, parent, child or friend worrying you?

    Did you grow up in a family affected by alcohol abuse?

    Alcoholism, alcohol abuse, or problem drinking affects thousands of families in Australia and worldwide. Your inquiry is confidential and anonymous. If you are concerned about someone else's drinking, we encourage you to browse our website for information about our programs. 


    To help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with someone whose drinking is a problem.

    Similarly, Alateen is our recovery program for young people. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members. Alateen provides support for teenagers affected by the problem drinking of a parent or other family member.

    Our program of recovery is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based on the Twelve Steps, the Twelve Traditions, and the Twelve Concepts of Service.

    The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.     Al-Anon/Alateen is not affiliated with any other organisation or outside entity."

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      • Service name

        Al-Anon Family Groups

      • Service address

        Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, 2-4 Winifred St, St Albans VIC 3021. Every Saturday at 8:00 PM
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      • Additional sites

        28 Withers Street Sunshine, Victoria 3020. Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM

      • Phone

        1300 252 666

      • Urgency levels

        Direct Help, Some Help

      • Service area


      • Service hours

        Saturday nights at 8:00pm

      • Additional age criteria

        For family members of any age including children in care of an adult family member.

      • Interpreters


      • Service type


      • Costs


      • Public transport information

        Vaious buses and a train station close by.

      • Service for

        Family, Drug and Alcohol

      • Disability access


      • Drop in service


      • Outreach


    More information for service professionals

      • Participation length


      • Specific exclusions

        Young people. The program is for the family members to support young people. Young people however can can Alateen which is a specific group to support young people with Alcohol issues.

      • Funding limit?

        Ongoing as long as the support is needed

      • Who can refer


      • Referral mode

        Self or referring someone else

      • Point of intake

        Everyone is welcome to attend a meeting with no prior booking

      • Emergency referral and intake process

        Call Voyage Alcohol and other Drugs on 9296 1228

      • E-Referral option