According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canadians drink more than 50 percent above the global average. Alcohol is now the third leading cause of the global burden of disease and injury, which measures when someone dies prematurely or before the life expectancy in a certain country.
Al-Anon Family Groups in your community offer hope and help to families and friends who have been affected by a loved one’s drinking, including the 40 percent of Al-Anon members who ﬁrst came to meetings because a friend or relative had a drug problem.
It is not necessary for anyone to suffer in silence and isolation. They just need to know where to ﬁnd help.
- Raise awareness about Al-Anon and Alateen recovery programs
- Offer help and hope to families and friends of alcoholics
- Provide information and resources at 1-866-200-0033 and al-anon.org/hope