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How do you attend Al-Anon meetings online?

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To attend an Al-Anon meeting online, visit Al-Anon.org, and view the contact information for joining bulletin board meetings, email meetings or Voice over Internet Protocol meetings. Online meetings are also available through phone and chat, notes Al-Anon Family Groups.

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Al-Anon posts a PDF on its website with information about various sanctioned meeting groups registered with its World Service office. The list does not provide direct links to meetings, but instead provides links to find more information about the particular meetings, notes Al-Anon Family Groups. For some meetings, the list provides email contact information for interested persons to get additional meeting details or register for meetings.

Some of the links on the list redirect to Yahoo Groups for the meetings. For example, the Men’s One Day At a Time group, or MODAT, link redirects to the MODAT group page. To join the page, click on Join Group. After joining, members can click on the message archives, which date from the present back to 2001. Members also post messages and interact with other members. MODAT is an international email Al-Anon group for men adversely affected by someone else’s alcohol use, notes Online Al-Anon Outreach.

During online meetings, Al-Anon requires members to keep discussions focused on recovery and other related topics, notes Al-Anon Family Groups. Al-Anon’s World Service office gives permission for use of its conference-approved literature for its online meetings, so attending a meeting online is much like attending an in-person meeting.

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