Many people contact us looking to help a parent or child, a spouse or partner, someone they work with, or a close friend. Alcoholism often affects others around us. We know it can be distressing to see our loved ones trapped in their disease, and we often feel powerless to help.
Another organization is Al-Anon Family Groups. They provide support for family and friends of alcoholics. Their local website is http://www.al-anon-ottawa.ca.
While we do cooperate to help the still suffering alcoholic, AA is not directly affiliated with Al-Anon Family Groups (AFG)
Information for Professionals
Professionals who work with alcoholics share a common purpose with Alcoholics Anonymous: to help the alcoholic stop drinking and lead a healthy, productive life. We can serve as a source of personal experience with alcoholism and as an ongoing support system for recovering alcoholics.