Sponsored by the Walla Walla Area Al-Anon Family Groups. Is someone else's drinking affecting  you?  There is a message of hope and help  in the program of Al-Anon Family  Groups.   Women,  men and  children  who were  once lonely,  lost and  helpless  because of  someone's  drinking, today have courage and  confidence in Al-Anon and Alateen.  They have discovered friends who  understand, as few others can. They  have found the tools to help  themselves - which can indirectly help  their alcoholic relatives or loved ones.  Contentment, and even happiness, is  possible whether the alcoholic is still  drinking or not.  For more about Al-Anon, please visit  our World Service Office at:  http://www.al-anon.alateen.org.  Welcome to the Walla Walla Al-Anon Website. We're Glad You're Here! In Al-Anon We Learn; Not to suffer because of the actions or  reactions of other people;  Not to allow ourselves to be used or  abused by others in the interest of  another's recovery;  Not to do for others what they could do  for themselves;  Not to manipulate situations so others  will eat, go to bed, get up, pay bills, not  drink;  Not to cover up for anyone's mistakes or  misdeeds; Not to create a crisis;  Not to prevent a crisis if it is in the  natural course of events.   Al-Anon Purpose  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.  Al-Anon Is A worldwide organization that offers a  program of recovery for the families and  friends of alcoholics whether or not the  alcoholic seeks help or even recognizes the  existence of a drinking problem.   Members give and receive comfort and  understanding through a mutual exchange  of experiences, strength and hope. Sharing  of similar problems binds individuals and  groups together in a bond that is protected  by a policy of anonymity.  Al-Anon Is Not  A religious organization or a counseling  agency. It is not a treatment center nor is it  allied with any other organization offering  such services. Al-Anon Family Groups,  which includes Alateen for teenage  members, neither express opinions on  outside issues nor endorse outside  enterprises. No dues or fees   are required. Membership is voluntary,  requiring only that one's own life has been  adversely affected by someone elses's  drinking problem.