Newcomers

Al-Anon is a fellowship for friends and relatives who are being affected by another person’s drinking. At our Al-Anon meetings, which are held daily in the greater Winston-Salem region (WSAIS covers Forsyth, Davie, Iredell, Rockingham, Surry, and Yadkin counties, and part of Davidson County), you will find the support and friendship that we have found.

** Note: This website is here to provide our local Al-Anon information. If you need to talk to someone or get more information, please call our telephone answering service at 336-723-1452. **

<New> You may want to get more information about whether Al-Anon is for you or not from the Al-Anon Family Group website here. You can also watch Public Announcement Video clips about Al-Anon here.

At meetings members share their experience, strength and hope on different topics. We have found that our lives improve as we begin to apply the Al-Anon principles, using the tools of our program; the 12 Steps, the 12 Traditions, the Serenity Prayer, our slogans and our literature. We are not a religious program, nor do we give advice or discuss religion, treatment programs or the like.

Rather, Al-Anon is a spiritual program in which people are given room to find a Higher Power or the God of their own understanding, an essential part of recovery from the effects of being around the disease of alcoholism.

Most important, in Al-Anon, your anonymity is protected at all times.

You may reach our answering service at (336) 723-1452.
There is an option to have an Al-Anon member return your call.

Click here to find meetings in Winston-Salem and Surrounding Areas. Check our Links Page if you are in another part of North Carolina and searching for information on that area’s Al-Anon meetings. Electronic meetings (via phone and/or chat) are available for persons who are unable to attend to face to face meetings.

–Literature–

The Winston-Salem AIS currently offers packets of selected literature pamphlets to newcomers upon request. Use this e-mail link to send us an address to mail the packet.

The following pamphlets will be available, free for the taking amongst many others at most any meeting but are also free to reproduce here on this website:

Has Your Life Been Affected By Someone Else’s Drinking? Alateen Is For You! (S-20) (PDF)

Did You Grow Up With A Problem Drinker? Al-Anon Is For You!(S-25) (PDF)

Are You Troubled By Someone’s Drinking? Al-Anon Is For You! (S-17) (PDF)

Detachment (S-19) (PDF)

All pamphlet materials reprinted with permission of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA

The Twelve StepsThe Twelve TraditionsThe Twelve Concepts

–The Serenity Prayer–
God, grant me the Serenity
to Accept the things I cannot change
Courage to Change the things I can
and Wisdom to know the difference