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Al-Anon Family Groups

Programme Areas

Self help/ helpline, Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Online / e-mental health, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)


All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Meetings are held in locations all through New Zealand. Click here to find a meeting near you.

You do not need to make an appointment to attend a meeting. You can attend any meeting whose location and time works for you.

The only requirement for membership is that there is a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.


Al-Anon Family Groups has one purpose: to help families of alcoholics.

We do this by practicing The 12 Steps and by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic. We believe that alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.

The Al-Anon Family Groups Program is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based upon:

  • The 12 Steps - study of these steps is essential to progress in the Al-Anon Family Groups program. The principles they embody are universal, applicable to everyone, whatever your personal creed.
  • The 12 Traditions - these guidelines are the means of promoting harmony and growth in Al-Anon Family Groups and in the worldwide fellowship of Al-Anon Family Groups as a whole.
  • The 12 Concepts of Service - the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions are guides for personal growth and group unity. The 12 Concepts are guides for service.

Al-Anon Family Groups are an anonymous fellowship, so what is said in a meeting is held in confidence and your anonymity is protected at all times.  All ethnicities are welcome.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 12:46PM on July 12, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Al-Anon Family Groups and Alateen.