Al-Anon's program of recovery is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. The Steps are the foundation for personal recovery in Al-Anon, and the Traditions help Al-Anon groups maintain their unity and fellowship. The Twelve Concepts of Service provide guidance for the service structure in the Al-Anon fellowship.
Alateen, a part of Al-Anon, is for teenagers who are troubled by someone else's drinking. Alateen has a slightly different set of Traditions.