Invitation for Professionals to attend an Al-Anon Family Group Meeting in Northampton during Alcohol Awareness Week - 13-19th November 2017.   You are here: Home » News Detail

13th November 2017

Hope for Families and Friends of Alcoholics
 
During Alcohol Awareness Week (13-19 November 2017), the theme of which is ‘Families’ the Northampton Al-Anon Family Groups are ‘opening’ their meetings for Professionals to attend.
 
The purpose is to raise awareness about Al-Anon and how it may be of help to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking problem.
 
At the meeting members will be sharing their own personal experiences and how Al-Anon has helped them.
It is quite possible through your work, you will come into contact with many people  who may be struggling to cope with a loved one’s drinking problem, so we are hoping that by experiencing a meeting personally you will be better informed to signpost anyone you feel would benefit from knowing about the support Al-Anon Family
Groups can  provide.
 
Details of the meetings are:
 
Tuesday        14th November                 6.45pm
Unit 1, Northampton Business Centre, Lower Harding Street, NN1 2JL
 
Thursday      16th November                12.30pm
NASO Meeting RoomsSt Michael's Road, Northampton  NN1 3JX
 
Friday          17th November                6.15
Kingsthorpe Baptist Church        Kingsthorpe, Northampton NN2 6QF
(entrance behind Waitrose Shopping Centre)
 
 If you would like further information about our organisation please visit our website:   
 
We sincerely hope you will be able to find the time to come along to one of the meetings, and if you are able to let us know which one it would be much appreciated.      
 
Please reply to pinorthampton@gmail.com
 

A family of support groups for people that have been affected by the problem of alcoholism within their family is identified as Al-Anon. These gatherings provided much-needed support and healing.


Al Anon was founded in 1951 and is an organization which provides support to the friends and family members of people who are addicted to alcohol. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is the first alcoholic support group that was started by the husband of Lois Wilson who went on to later start her own support group, Al-Anon. Lois W sort to help others suffering at the hands of alcoholics like herself. Al-Anon is a self-supported organization which exists thanks to financial contributions from members. The family of the addicts usually get tips on how they can help their loved ones and live comfortably with them.