Published on March 2, 2012

al-anon symbol GIFAlcoholism can tear a family apart…

Al-Anon offers understanding and support for families and friends of problem drinkers in an anonymous environment, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.  The parents, children, wives, husbands, friends and colleagues of alcoholics could all be helped by Al-Anon whether or not the drinker in their lives recognises that a problem exists.  At Al-Anon group meetings, members receive comfort and understanding and learn to cope with their problems through the exchange of experience, strength and hope. The sharing of problems binds individuals and groups together in a bond that is protected by a policy of anonymity. Members learn that there are things they can do to help themselves and indirectly to help the problem drinker. Changed attitudes, which come from greater understanding of the illness, may result in the drinker seeking help.  Al-Anon is self-supporting through members’ voluntary contributions and the sale of its literature.  The groups are non-professional and have no religious or other affiliations and no opinions on outside issues.  The following is a list of Al Anon meetings in Clare and Limerick.

Monday 8.30pm Reparation Convent, Laurel Hill Ave, South Circular Road, Limerick
8.30pm Community Centre, The Quay, Askeaton
8pm Family Resource Centre, Knockainey Road, Hospital Town,
8.30pm Friary Hall, Francis Street, Ennis
Tuesday 11am Pastoral Centre, Denmark Street, Limerick
8.30pm The Parish Office, Limerick Road, Abbeyfeale,
Wednesday 8.30pm Friary Hall, Francis Street, Ennis
Thursday 11am Friary Hall, Francis Street, Ennis
8pm Reparation Convent, Laurel Hill Ave, South Circular Road, Limerick
Friday 11am Pastoral Centre, Denmark Street, Limerick.