What can I expect at my first meeting?

This will depend on the meeting, but you can generally expect to be welcomed by the others in the group. You may receive a newcomer's packet that contains helpful information. Members also share their experience, strength and hope during meetings and offer understanding and encouragement to newcomers.

Do Al-Anon meetings cost anything?

Al-Anon is self-supporting through it's own voluntary contributions. Meetings usually pass a basket around to pay for expenses such as rent and literature, but all contributions are strictly voluntary.

I am not religious and haven't been to church in years. Will I still be welcome in Al-Anon?

Absolutely! Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination or religion. People of any religious faith or of none are welcome. While many Al-Anon meetings are held in churches, the meetings themselves are not affiliated with the church in question.