Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership. Their primary purpose is to help people stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Al-Anon Family Groups
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. They believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. There are no dues. Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics.
Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 43,900 weekly meetings in over 127 countries worldwide. Today, NA is well established throughout much of the Americas, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, with newly formed groups throughout the Indian subcontinent, Africa, East Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
Nar-Anon Family Groups
Nar-Anon members are relatives and friends who are concerned about the addiction or drug problems of another. The Nar-Anon Family Group is for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation due to the addiction problem of someone close to them. Nar-Anon members share their experiences, strength and hope at weekly meetings.