Al-Anon, a support group for friends and family of alcoholics, is back in Madison, with meetings starting back up at the end of the month in a brand new location. The group suspended in-person meetings due to the ongoing coronavirus.

“After a long break because of COVID-19, Al-Anon will resume in a new location,” said one of the group leaders. “Al-Anon will meet every Thursday.”

Beginning on Thursday, Sept. 30, Al-Anon, a group created 20 years after Alcoholic Anonymous to help the loved ones of alcoholics, will be meeting weekly in the Madison Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall behind the church located at 382 South Main Street in Madison.

“The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics and other addicts who share their experience, strength, and hope, in order to solve their common problems.”

Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.

For more information, call (706) 431-6013.

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