Al-Anon Service Center of Tidewater

Al-Anon Service Center of Tidewater

Al-Anon Information Service and Literature Distribution Center in Virginia Beach, VA

What Is Al-Anon and Alateen?

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.

Alateen, a part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people (mostly teenagers) whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking whether they are in their life drinking or not. By attending Alateen, teenagers meet other teenagers with similar situations.

Al-Anon and Alateen are not religious programs and there are no fees or dues to belong to it.

All Al-Anon Family Group meetings welcome anyone who believes that their life has been affected by someone else’s drinking, either today or in the past.

Purchase Conference Approved Literature (CAL)

To order Al-Anon/Alateen literature, you may call, e-mail, or mail your order to us at any time. We will process your order during our office hours. You are welcome to stop by the office to pick up your order or we will ship it to you.


Explore our Resources section for essential information that offers guidance, support, and understanding for those affected by another’s drinking. Find the tools you need to navigate your Al-Anon program.

The Al‑Anon Service Center of Tidewater is a nonprofit community effort that serves as a local clearinghouse for information about the Al‑Anon/Alateen Program in and around the Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA area.