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 NotA 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.