Go to a meeting:
If you are wondering if Al-Anon or Alateen is for you, the most effective method of contacting us is to go to an Al-Anon or Alateen meeting. You can check out the meeting section of this website for locations and times that are convenient for you. You are welcome to show up without notice; in fact, that is how it works. There is no registration, time restrictions, or other obligations. New people attend Al-Anon and Alateen meetings on a regular basis. If the chairperson does not ask if there are any newcomers, please let them know so the group will have an opportunity to welcome you to your first meeting.
Some cities and towns have an Al-Anon phone number listed in the phone directory. Check your White Pages, or Yellow Pages, directory to see if there is a listing in your area. Formats vary, but in general, you will either be able to talk to an Al-Anon member directly or leave a message and have an Al-Anon member call you back to answer your questions.
Al-Anon Information Services (AIS)
This website serves Area 80 which encompasses Alberta, Northwest Territories, and the Southeastern Region (Kootenay Region) of British Columbia, CANADA. Al-Anon Information Services (AIS) contact information in this area is:
Calgary Al-Anon Information Service (AIS)
PO Box 512 Station M
Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2J2
Phone (24 hrs): 403.266.5850
Al-Anon Information Service of Edmonton (AIS)
PO Box 1375
Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 2N2
Phone (24 hrs) 1-888-322-6902
Outside Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Southeastern British Columbia
This website has a comprehensive listing of all meetings located in Alberta, Northwest Territories, and the Southeastern Region (Kootenay Region) of British Columbia, CANADA. If you are not in this area please look for Al-Anon in the White Pages, or Yellow Pages, of your local phone directory. If you can't find a listing, our Al-Anon/Alateen World Service Office also has a website which provides contact information world wide. You can view it at: www.Al-Anon.org. They also have a toll free phone line, 1-888-4AL-ANON (1-888-425-2666), for meeting information in the USA, Canada and Puerto Rico, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 6 pm ET.
Information for Professionals
If you are a professional (physician, justice system employee, social agency employee, etc.), or institution (i.e. addiction treatment centre, hospital) looking for information about Al-Anon or Alateen for your clients, the same contact information applies to you. Al-Anon and Alateen is self supporting through its individual members. We do not have an administrative centre, per se. Our members volunteer to take on positions to liason with professionals and institutions like you, as part of our Public Outreach. Please contact Al-Anon as listed in your phone directory and someone will take your request and get it to the appropriate person. If you are just interested in purchasing our literature, you can do that directly at: www.Al-AnonLiterature.ab.ca. Thank you for your interest in the Al-Anon and Alateen programs.