Al-Anon/Alateen Meetings in Kansas
An Al-Anon meeting is where participants can go to share their experience, strength and hope with one another. What you say in the meeting is confidential and does not go outside the meeting. A typical meeting will focus on a topic or step, allowing everyone the opportunity to share if they choose to. As each meeting may have a different style, we encourage the newcomer to attend at least 6 meetings before deciding if Al-Anon is right for them
Description of the different types of Al-Anon meetings listed
All meetings are Al-Anon meetings, however some of them may have a special focus, such as adult children of an alcoholic. Even though a meeting may have a special focus, everyone looking for an Al-Anon meeting is welcome to attend. Below is a list of the different meeting types in Kansas.
Regular Al-Anon Meetings - These meetings are closed meetings and for only Al-Anon/Alateen members and newcomers considering attending Al-Anon or Alateen. If you are new to Al-Anon, you may attend any Al-Anon meeting and upon arrival let them know that you are new and they will have a separate beginners meeting with you.
“Open” Meetings - Meetings where professionals and the general public are encouraged to obtain information about Al-Anon and the effect of drinking problems on other people.
Beginners Meetings - Meetings designed especially with newcomers to Al-Anon in mind. Beginners are also encouraged to attend Open Meetings to obtain information. If you are new to Al-Anon, you may attend any Al-Anon meeting and upon arrival let them know that you are new and they will have a separate beginners meeting with you.
Alateen Meetings - Alateen meetings are Al-Anon meetings meant specifically for discussions by teenagers who have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Adults, please attend other Al-Anon meetings, usually nearby. Check individual listings, some meetings invite preteens and young adults as well.
Adult Children Meetings - Meetings where many (but not all) of the discussion focuses on adults whose lives have been affected by the drinking of a parent or other caretaker.