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Al-anon and Alateen

Northern Illinois Al-Anon Family Groups

Directory of Northern Illinois Al-Anon & Alateen Meetings

The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.

Al-Anon is a unique fellowship that unites members of different backgrounds, races, and walks of life in an inspiring endeavor: helping themselves and others to lead purposeful, useful lives by overcoming the frustration and helplessness caused by close association with an alcoholic. Alateen (Al-Anon for younger members) is a vital part of Al-Anon Family Groups. Young people seeking help with problems that arise when alcoholism afflicts a parent, another close relative, or a friend meet to exchange experiences and to gain an understanding of themselves and the alcoholic. The best place to learn how Al-Anon/Alateen works is at a meeting

Daily Meditations, Morning Mindfulness

Daily Inspiration for your Lifelong Journey

Come together with the recovery community to receive or share a daily message of enlightenment, encouragement and support for your lifelong journey of sobriety. Meditations are from such books as: Twenty-Four Hours a Day: Alcoholics Anonymous (The Little Black Book), Food for Thought: Hazelden (Daily Meditations for Overeaters), Touchstones: Hazelden (Daily Meditations for Men), Each Day a New Beginning: Hazelden (Daily Meditations for Women), The Language of Letting Go: Melody Beattie (Daily Meditations on Codependency), Today's Gift: Hazelden (Daily Meditations for Families). Reach out now, we're here for you. Are you or a loved one struggling with alcohol or other drugs? Learn more. Call toll-free to speak confidentially with an addiction recovery expert. 866-831-5700

Children & Youth Help Phone Numbers

24 hour national child abuse and prevention hotline 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453)

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Support line for family and loved ones of missing or sexually exploited children 800-THE-LOST (800-843-5678)

Health Care

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)
Primary health care providers who are free or accept a sliding fee

Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) Illinois
24 hour child abuse reporting line 800-25-ABUSE (800-252-2873)

National Runaway Safeline
24-hour support for youth and families in crisis 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-9292)

Comprehensive Community Based Youth Services (CCBYS)
24 hour information and referral line for runaway, homeless and at-risk minors ages 11 – 17.  All youth in need of Shelter in Chicago must be referred through CCBYS! 887-870-2663

Resources for people with Substance Abuse and Addiction Issues

Other Help, Crisis, and Support Phone Numbers