Stigma, alcoholism and Salamander’s Al-Anon

Stigma around alcoholism is a barrier which we need to remove in order for those affected to be comfortable seeking the support and guidance necessary for recovery.

Al-Anon Family Groups is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope with each other.

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Family, friends and work colleagues can all be affected and by attending an Al-Anon support group, attendees find they have much in common: fear, anger, resentment and loneliness.

Al-Anon will not tell you how to ‘fix’ the alcoholic in your life, what they do is offer support, guidance and strategies for taking care of those affected.

Salamander Bay’s Al-Anon has changed its meeting time to 11.30 – 1pm every Wednesday at Uniting Church, 174 Salamander Way, Salamander Bay.

For more information, please call: 1300 252 666 or visit www.al-anon.org.au

By Mandy ELLIS

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