Emergency Telephone Numbers
If you are experiencing an emergency situation, pleases call 911 immediately
Suicide Prevention Hotline – 988 (available 24/7)
Greensboro Police – 336-273-7273 (24 hour crisis hotline)
Winston-Salem Police – 336-773-7700
Here’s some quick tips for how to get started in Al-Anon:
- Listen to our podcast of a newcomer meeting. It’ll give you a good idea of what to expect in an Al-Anon meeting and it’s only 22 minutes long.
- Check out the new welcome resources provided for free at Al-Anon headquarters.
- Listen to local speakers talk about what brought them to Al-Anon and how it’s helped (see links below from 2020 Gratitude Festival).
- Go to our meeting list and find a meeting near you. We have both in-person and electronic options available so it’s easy to find something that will work for you. Please know that whatever meeting you attend, it’s okay to just sit and listen until you feel more comfortable.
- Reach out to a local member by calling one of our local numbers: 1-800-449-1287 and 1-336-723-1452
Al-Anon is a fellowship for friends and relatives who are being affected by another person’s drinking. At our Al-Anon meetings, which are held daily in the NC Triad area (Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem), you will find the support and friendship that we have found.
At meetings members share their experience, strength and hope on different topics. We have found that our lives improve as we begin to apply the Al-Anon principles, using the tools of our program; the 12 Steps, the 12 Traditions, the Serenity Prayer, our slogans and our literature. We are not a religious program, nor do we give advice or discuss religion, treatment programs or the like.
Rather, Al-Anon is a spiritual program in which people are given room to find a Higher Power or the God of their own understanding, an essential part of recovery from the effects of being around the disease of alcoholism.
Most important, in Al-Anon, your anonymity is protected at all times.
** Note: This website is here to provide our local Al-Anon information. If you need to talk to someone or get more information, please call our telephone hotline at 336-723-1452 or 800-449-1287. **
This is a recording of a Newcomer Meeting made by members of our local Triad Al-Anon community. (22 minutes). This recording explains how our meetings work and answers some common questions that newcomers have.
New Tool to Welcome Newcomers
WSO has developed a new tool for welcoming newcomers during these times of many virtual meetings. To replace the newcomers packet usually handed to a new member, an electronic welcome can be found at https://al-anon.org/welcome and can be offered to newcomers at virtual meetings.
Listen to Speakers from our local Fall 2020 Gratitude Meeting
In the Fall of 2020 Greensboro Al-Anon hosted a virtual Gratitude Festival featuring 7 different speakers. It was so well received that we decided to re-record to make available for our membership.
Note: Qualifier simply means the particular alcoholic or addict in their lives.
The speakers recorded spoke on their experience as a newcomer to Al-Anon, a member with a spouse as a qualifier, a member with a child struggling with addiction, a member that has been coming for many years and continues to come back, and a member who came to Al-Anon, did not find it helpful, but came back some time later and has continued to attend regularly. (NOTE: Click on the graphic below to go to each section of the recording. Each link will direct you to a YouTube site.)
Or you may listen to just one or more of our speakers by clicking on the graphics below.
Al-Anon 2021 Survey Information
Purpose of survey: determine the demographic and sociographic profile of Al‑Anon members. Identify the relationship between the Al‑Anon member and the alcoholic. Measure the impact that relationships with alcoholics have had on Al‑Anon members’ lives. Determine the impact of the Al‑Anon program on members’ quality of life. Click HERE to see survey results.
World Services Al-Anon YouTube Channel
Contains a variety of educational material in video format:
World Services Al-Anon Newcomer Podcasts
Podcasts addressing such newcomer issues as:
- How does an Al-Anon meeting work?
- How can we participate?
- How do we know if Al-Anon has anything to offer us?
These podcasts can be found at: First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery Podcasts | Al-Anon Family Groups
Other Helpful Information
Alcoholics Anonymous of Greensboro, NC
Phone: (336) 854-4278
4125 Walker Avenue, Suite C
Greensboro, NC 27407
Narcotics Anonymous of Greensboro, NC
PO Box 10232
Greensboro, NC 27404
Phone: (866) 375-1272
Fellowship Hall (adult treatment)
5140 Dunstan Road
Greensboro, NC 27405
The Insight Program (Treatment for Teens and young adults)
3714 Alliance Drive
Greensboro, NC 27407
Phone: (336) 852-3033
Disclaimer: Triad Al-Anon Information Services is not responsible for the contents of the referenced linked sites. Inclusion of links to services not affiliated with Al-Anon should not be construed as endorsement; links are provided for informational purposes only.
The following pamphlets are available, free for the taking among many others at most any meeting but are also free to reproduce here on this website:
Detachment (S-19) (PDF)
More downloadable items can be found [Here].
All pamphlet materials reprinted with permission of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA