Al-Anon and Alateen have been in existence for over 60 years as a community resource. Providing support to those affected by someone else’s drinking. Today, there are more than 25,000 Al-Anon and Alateen groups meeting in 133 countries and 107 electronic (internet and telephone) meetings. All meetings are anonymous and confidential. There are no dues or fees for membership.
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12 CONCEPTS OF SERVICE
Carrying the message, as suggested in the Twelfth Step, is Service, Al-Anon's third legacy. Service, a vital purpose of Al-Anon, is action. Members strive to do as well as to be.
Anything done to help a relative or friend of an alcoholic is service: a telephone call to a despairing member or sponsoring a newcomer, telling one's story at meetings, forming groups, arranging for public outreach, distributing literature, and financially supporting groups, local services, and the World Service Office.
- The ultimate responsibility and authority for Al-Anon world services belongs to the Al-Anon groups.
- The Al-Anon Family Groups have delegated complete administrative and operational authority to their Conference and its service arms.
- The Right of Decision makes effective leadership possible.
- Participation is the key to harmony.
- The Rights of Appeal and Petition protect minorities and assure that they be heard.
- The Conference acknowledges the primary administrative responsibility of the trustees.
- The trustees have legal rights while the rights of the Conference are traditional.
- The Board of Trustees delegates full authority for routine management of the Al-Anon Headquarters to its executive committees.
- Good personal leadership at all service levels is a necessity. In the field of world service the Board of Trustees assumes the primary leadership.
- Service responsibility is balanced by carefully defined service authority and double-headed management is avoided.
- The World Service Office is composed of standing committees, executives and staff members.
- The spiritual foundation for Al-Anon's world services is contained in the General Warranties of the Conference, Article 12 of the Charter.
Reprinted by permission from the Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual page 21.
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