Al-Anon meetings are free, anonymous and confidential. If you have been affected by someone's drinking, you are welcome to attend any meeting without an appointment or invitation. A volunteer will lead the meeting. They typically choose a topic for discussion and members can share if they choose. Members can share as much or as little as they are comfortable with. It is common for members to become emotional during a share. Newcomers may be offered literature or phone numbers of other members at their first meeting, but there is no obligation to call.