Al-Anon Family Groups

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Who is this for?

  • Anyone aged 12 years old and over (young people may need to be accompanied if the individual venue requires this)

Who provides this?

  • Al-Anon Family Groups


The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of people with a drink problem.

Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organisation or institution. It has one purpose to help families of people with a drink problem.

There are over 800 groups in the UK and Eire, many in Edinburgh, the Borders and Lothian. Group meetings venues and times can be found on the website or by phoning the freephone number.

Some Zoom meetings are being held during this difficult time.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals

Is there a cost?

Voluntary contributions

Is there a waiting list?


Location information

Depends on the venue of the individual meetings.

Opening times

Times for individual meetings can be found on the website or by phoning 0800 0086 811.

Types of support on offer:

Support from someone with similar experience
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Substance use

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