Welcome to the website of Al-Anon Family Groups of Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts. We appreciate the courage it took for you to search for us on the web. As our Suggested Preamble to the Twelve Steps reads,
"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. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery."
We have meetings every day in Berkshire County, from Sheffield in the south to Williamstown and Adams in the north. Pittsfield, Great Barrington, Stockbridge, and Egremont also have active meetings. If you're unfamiliar with Al-Anon or you have questions, you may wish to attend one of our special Newcomers' meetings. But please note that newcomers are welcome at all our meetings. We also hope to offer Alateen meetings at some point for teenagers ages 13 to 19 whose lives have been affected by someone who drinks. Two adult sponsors with strong Al-Anon backgrounds attend each Alateen meeting. Please check back for listing of Alateen meetings.
The remainder of Al-Anon's preamble reads,
"Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization or institution; does not engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions. 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."
We look forward to seeing you!