PUBLISHED: 5:17 PM on Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Al-Anon celebrates 55 years
The year 2006 marks Al-Anon Family Groups' 55th Anniversary of offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics. In Al-Anon (and Alateen for young family members) meetings, families and friends of alcoholics come together to help each other recover from the effects of someone else's drinking. The organization has its roots in the early days of Alcoholics Anonymous.

In many areas in those early years, "family groups" began forming and sought guidance from the Alcoholics Anonymous office in New York.