What is Al-Anon?

Category: Psychotherapy

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Generic name: Peer Support Group

Al-Anon and Alateen are international organizations jointly known as Al-Anon Family Groups with a membership of over half a million men, women and teens, providing a twelve-step program of recovery for friends and family members of alcoholics.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Substance abuse in family 3 1
Support mental / emotional health 3 1
Anxious mood 2 1
Anxiety attacks 1 1
Depressed mood 1 1
Emotional lability 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Al-Anon

Side effect Patients
Conflicts with other 1
Costly (ie money or time) 1
Difficulties to make quick progress 1
Lot of women 1
Speaking open when a whole group is listening 1
Spouse misses me 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently participating in Al-Anon

Dosage Patients
1 hr weekly 1
weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Al-Anon

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 2
Found another therapist or program I preferred 1
Other 1
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Duration

Currently participating in Al-Anon

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped participating in Al-Anon

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 4
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Al-Anon

Dec 23, 2012 (Started Sep 05, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Weekly

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