A Service of the Online Al-Anon Outreach Committee
Al-Anon Family Groups on the InternetAs the Internet itself has rapidly grown in the past few years, members of Al-Anon Family Groups were included in the millions of people who went "online." Many of those members have naturally gathered themselves together to fellowship and share their experience, strength, and hope.
For many of us in the online community, Al-Anon on the Internet has been a wonderful supplement to our personal journey of recovery -- another tool we have added to help us work the program. But for many others, who were formerly "lone members" or limited by physical disability from attending regular "face-to-face" meetings, Online Al-Anon has been nothing short of a gift from a power greater than ourselves.
While Online Al-Anon should not substitute for person-to-person Al-Anon Family Group membership, due to its limitations in providing true personal contact with others in recovery, Al-Anon on the Internet has many advantages. "Meetings" on the Internet are virtually continuous and are not restricted by geographical differences. It is unfettered by time and space in its efforts to welcome and give comfort to the families of alcoholics.
Al-Anon members have gathered themselves together in many different methods of online fellowship. Following are some examples of how we have joined together online in order to solve our common problems. Click on the links below to learn how they work and how to contact the various groups that are listed as OLA Meetings at Al-Anon's World Service Office:
Email GroupsThese pages were developed by representatives for OLA participation at the 1998 International Convention at Salt Lake City and is an experiment in OLAs working together.