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. Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organisation 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. from the “Suggested Preamble to the 12 Steps” read at the beginning of Al-Anon meetings.
Click here to find the current English Speaking Al-Anon meeting in Tokyo. Recently we don’t have any English Speaking meeting other than Tokyo. If you had been affected or are now affected by alcoholism feel free to join the meeting if you think Al-Anon might be useful for you.
There are also options for those traveling or who live in remote areas via online recovery. Click here and scroll down for full details. Any individual can join Al-Anon if he or she is troubled by another person’s drinking, whether that drinking is still going on today or is in the past. If you are unfamiliar with Al-Anon and are wondering whether Al-Anon might be helpful for you take a look at our “Is Al-Anon for You?” page. Our meetings are held in English but of course anyone is welcome to attend who feels they will be able to benefit from meetings in English, we have many Japanese members. Al-Anon is an anonymous program. It is one of the main principles of Al-Anon that who attends meetings and what is said at meetings is held in strict confidence. You will find on this site pages on the Al-Anon 12 steps and 12 traditions and information about our meeting times, places and schedules. Use the menu on the left to explore our site or click on the highlighted links in each page’s text.
Can Japanese speakers attend the meetings?
We frequently get asked whether Japanese speakers can attend our meeting. The Third Tradition of all Al-Anon groups states that: “The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or a friend.” So the answer is quite simple: anyone who feels they can benefit from our meetings is welcome to attend. If you would like more information please do not hesitate to contact us!