• We Believe Changed Attitudes Can Aid Recovery
  • Together, We Share Our Experiences, Strength, and Hope 
  • Take The First Step On Your Road To Recovery

Welcome to Virginia Al-Anon

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope, in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness, and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution; does not engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions. Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.

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.

Serenity Prayer

Delegates Corner

Join us in Celebrating Al-Anon’s 65th Anniversary this year.

We are excited that you are now on our new Website which launched in May 2016. We sincerely hope you find helpful information, help, warmth, hope and quick access to meetings in your area.

Welcome to the Virginia Al-Anon, please take your time and find the hope we have found through meetings, service and fellowship. If you are visiting Virginia, welcome!


  • What I’m learning in Al-Anon is things don’t magically become different unless I do some footwork. The first step is I have to fully admit there is a problem. Noticing a problem then holding my breath until it goes away is not going to cut it. I realize now that what I used to call perseverance was really just holding my breath. I wasn’t living. I was just staying very quiet, not making any waves, and doing everything I could to keep the home functioning.

  • Being an Al-Anon member has allowed me to set my spiritual priorities for the higher ground—the larger picture—and the ability to go forward. I learn, fall down, get back up, and proceed with my life. My family and I are growing up.

  • Al-Anon has helped me to become aware of the effects of alcoholism in my family, accept its realities and impact, and take action focusing on my recovery.