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Public Outreach Service

Al-Anon/Alateen members in Public Outreach service reach out to the general public to provide information about who we are, what we do , and how to get in touch with us as an organization. The goal is to attract to our program those whose lives have been affected by someone else’s problem drinking. We do this in many ways through our efforts to bring a message of help and hope to the general public, institutions, and helping professionals.

Outreach to the Public/Media

What Is Outreach to the Public/Media? 

Outreach through the media (newspapers, TV, radio, magazines, and the Internet) and other means of reaching the public directly (poster placement, health and community fairs, etc.) are
the areas of Public Outreach known as Outreach to the Public/Media,

Outreach to Institutions

What is Outreach to Institutions?

It is a combination of providing information about Al‑Anon and Alateen to staff and helping families of alcoholics learn about our program.  In Al-Anon terminology, an institution is generally an organization with residential or non-residential (in- or out-patient services.  It may be accessible or have limited access to the public.

Outreach to Professionals

What is Outreach to Professionals?

Outreach to Professionals happens whenever members or a group inform a professional about Al-Anon and Alateen.  It can be as simple as mailing a local meeting schedule or a piece of literature to a professional, or as involved as holding an open meeting or workshop. Professionals include therapists, counselors, teachers, clergy, and more.

Who Can Participate in Public Outreach?

Service is a vital purpose of Al-Anon. The slogan “When I got busy, I got better” reminds us that when we the take the focus off the alcoholic, we can make more progress in our own recovery.  

Any willing and active Al‑Anon/Alateen member with an understanding of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions can participate in Public Outreach service.  It’s a way for us, as individuals, or as a group, to grow and develop in our recovery.

If you would like to know more about Public Outreach, or have any questions, contact: Georgia Al-Anon Family Groups Area Public Outreach Coordinator.

Tips and Tools for Public Outreach

Participating in Public Outreach can be very rewarding.  However, at first it may appear to be a little intimidating.  You may have questions about how to get started, who to ask for guidance, and where it can be done. 

Here are some tips and tools to use as resources as you, or members of the public outreach committee of your group,  begin “carrying the message to others.”


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Al-Anon/Alateen Public Outreach

This page contains  valuable information about Outreach to the Public


Public Outreach Posters

Al-Anon has several newly revised Public Outreach posters available. The poster templates can be downloaded and customized with local contact information. 

Public Outreach Materials

There are many Outreach to the Public related pamphlets and materials available to order.  Also, there are several free downloadable pamphlets that are perfect for Public Outreach. 

A valuable outreach tool is a brochure containing information about Al-Anon and Alateen and listing the current meeting information in your vacinity or District.  A list of local meeting infomation can be created by downloading the Meeting List Brochure template as an editable Word doc (may not open correctly on mobile devices) or as a PDF.

How Al-Anon Serves Your Group and You

Through its Members, Recovery & Service Tools, Awareness, Financial Sustainability and Global Engagement.  Follow this link to see how Al-Anon serves your group and you.

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