Are you troubled by someone's drinking?
Are you angry, lonely, or confused?
Do you need answers?
until further notice:
the MAIS office
will be closed for walk-in purchases, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
In addition, MAIS will NOT BE ABLE TO continue to take your orders by phone or online.
hOWEVER, yOU MAY ORDER LITERATURE THROUGH THE
aREA 11 AIS/LDC SITE:
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Thank you for your continuing support and service to MAIS.
You are NOT alone
We welcome you to the Metro-Atlanta Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups Information Service website. Your inquiry is confidential and anonymous. If you are concerned about someone else’s drinking then we invite you to browse for information about the Al-Anon program. However, we have found that the best way to decide if Al-Anon (or Alateen) is for you is to attend a meeting.
"We welcome you to the Al‑Anon/Alateen Family Groups and hope you will find in this fellowship the help and friendship we have been privileged to enjoy.We who live, or have lived, with the problem of alcoholism understand as perhaps few others can. We, too, were lonely and frustrated, but in Al‑Anon/Alateen we discover that no situation is really hopeless and that it is possible for us to find contentment, and even happiness, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.We urge you to try our program. It has helped many of us find solutions that lead to serenity."
For meeting information call 404-687-0467 or click here to access a list of meetings throughout Georgia. To learn more about Al-Anon Family Groups, please visit the website of the Al-Anon World Service Office. Alateen is for young people whose lives have been been affected by someone else's drinking. To find Alateen meetings in your area click here.
For more information about MAIS (Metro Atlanta Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups Information Service) please see below:
What is MAIS? - The Metro Atlanta Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups Information Service is a local center established by groups in several adjoining Al-Anon/Alateen districts. Through MAIS groups are able to share their insights and experiences with each other so that each group has the opportunity to become stronger and healthier. MAIS ensures that any person who needs Al-Anon has meeting information and literature available.
What does MAIS do? - MAIS connects and serves Al-Anon and Alateen groups and districts in metro-Atlanta.
• Maintains a Literature Distribution Center (LDC) of Conference Approved Literature (CAL).
Groups can order CAL for their members and take advantage of convenient local shipping or
the ability to pick up the items themselves.
• Publishes a schedule of Al-Anon meetings for groups to distribute to their members.
• Recruits and trains volunteers to answer the phone from any location, to provide meeting
schedule information to anyone in need. Provides a 24/7 hotline for calls received when a
volunteer is not available.
• Serves as an avenue for local Public Outreach.
• Maintains a website containing Al-Anon conference approved events and a link to schedule
• Publishes a newsletter, the CenterPoint, to communicate MAIS information to groups.
• Holds bi-monthly meetings with representatives from Al-Anon and Alateen groups to encourage
group cooperation and open communication. At these meetings, MAIS Representatives,
committee chairpersons, and officers:
Discuss and vote on matters that affect the groups and districts
Distribute the CenterPoint
Conduct all MAIS business
• Maintains a listing in the local telephone directory.
• Receives mail, email, and phone calls and engages in other activities as an avenue for public
information, institutional work and Alateen activities.