Al-Anon is keen to work effectively with the media.
Our primary goal is to help the families and friends of alcoholics.
Al-Anon has a code of conduct - or ‘tradition' - that members always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press radio and TV so our code of conduct asks Al-Anon members to avoid being directly identified as such within the media. This should not make it any harder to work with us than with other organisations. For further information on this, or any other aspect, please contact our Public Information Department. We also avoid commenting on issues unrelated to Al-Anon or endorsing other organisations or initiatives. We are a self-funding organisation, declining outside donations or Government funding.
Most journalists readily come to understand that we are confidential rather than secret and that Al-Anon is happy to co-operate with all who want to help improve the lives of those who live with problem drinkers.