Alano Club


Mission: To provide a safe, sober, and supportive environment for individuals seeking recovery from addiction.

At the Alano Club, people wanting recovery have a safe, supportive place to build a sober foundation and establish relationships with more seasoned sobriety as they transition from the imprisonment and devastation of addiction to healthy, contributing, and productive lives.

In 1986, Charlie Y. and Stan N. learned about the “clubhouses” or “24-hour clubs” in other cities for recovering alcoholics and addicts that began springing up in the 1930s after the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. At these clubhouses, men and women in recovery could find a safe place to hold meetings, find and participate in fellowship, and get information and support on the recovery process. These Alano Clubs were established as not-for-profit hubs to find friendly, understanding, and experienced faces that serve the recovery community and their families. Even people in recovery traveling far from home could search for a local Alano Club to find meetings and fellowship 365 days a year.

Charlie and Stan wanted to bring this concept to Lexington.

Today, the Lexington Alano Club receives 35,000 visits a year and is a designated location for a large multitude of Lexington rehabilitation and sober living establishments where people have a safe, supportive place to build their recovery, establish relationships in the sober community, and find great examples of joyous sobriety as they begin their new lives.

Centrally located in Lexington and very accessible to financially disadvantaged individuals wanting recovery, this meeting place epitomized the essence of all 12 step programs – that recovery from addiction is the undiscriminating denominator that bonds each person who steps inside. The Alano hosts a multitude of meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Cocaine Anonymous, Heroin Anonymous, Men’s only meetings, Women’s only meetings, and combination meetings such as AA/Al-Anon meetings.

To support their mission, the Lexington Alano Club Celebrity Golf Classic will be held on October 17-18, 2021. Kenny Rice will serve as Master of Ceremony while guests like Robby Albarado, Sam Bowie, Kyle Macy, Chris McCarron, and more will make it a star-studded event. In addition to the golf tournament, they will have a formal dinner at the newly renovated Campbell House with live music by the Greg Austin Band. Guests will want to check out their live and silent auction, which has some truly awesome listings!