About Us

We welcome you to the Al-Anon Family Groups Hawaii Area web site.

We believe that alcoholism is a family disease.

Al-Anon is a worldwide fellowship of those who feel their lives have been deeply affected by someone else’s drinking. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend. Members, who come from all walks of life, meet to share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems.

We find that changing our attitudes can aid recovery.

The Hawaiian Islands are among the most beautiful places on earth. Despite the great natural beauty and aloha of the islands, the disease of alcoholism afflicts many families in Hawaii. Although we cannot do anything about another person’s drinking, we can work to change our own attitudes and find happiness, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.

This Web site contains information about Hawaii Area Al-Anon, including meeting schedules, service meetings, fellowship events, Area guidelines, and Island Serenity, our Area newsletter. If your life has been affected by another individual’s drinking, we invite you to join us at a meeting. E komo mai.

Meetings offer a safe haven.

Meetings are held on each of the following islands: Oahu, Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Molokai and Lanai. Oahu, the most populous island, comprises three districts: Windward, Central and Leeward. Maui and Kaua`i each form one district, and the island of Hawaii, the largest island, is divided into two districts, West Hawaii and East Hawaii.

Al-Anon meetings in Hawaii are closed, unless otherwise designated. Closed meetings are limited to persons who feel their lives have been or are being deeply affected by the alcoholism of a family member or friend. In this way, participants feel free to discuss what is in their minds and hearts. What is said in meetings is treated as confidential. We do not discuss members or their sharings outside the meetings. As the saying goes, “Who you see here, what you hear here, let it stay here.”