Al-Anon's 12 Concepts 

 

12 Concepts 

The Twelve Concepts are guides for service.

Al-Anon CAN help

Al-Anon is for families, relatives and friends whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Many adults question whether they have been affected by alcoholism. If someone close to you has, or has had a drinking problem, the following questions may help you in determining whether alcoholism affected your childhood or present life, and if Al-Anon is for you.

Conference Approved Literature

Al‑Anon/Alateen literature is most fully understood when used in conjunction with other tools of the program. The books and pamphlets can strengthen your recovery, but they cannot substitute for the help and healing that takes place at Al‑Anon meetings in the context of a complete recovery program.

The 12 Steps

In Al-Anon, we strive for an ever-deeper understanding of these steps, and pray for the wisdom to apply them to our lives.

Alateen Resources

Break the cycle. There is help. Join one of our groups. You are not alone.

Outreach Resources

(need help on brief statement to say here..)

Recovery

Study of these Steps is essential to progress in the Al-Anon program.

Unity

These guidelines are the means of promoting harmony and growth in Al-Anon groups and in the world-wide fellowship of Al-Anon as a whole.

Service

Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help friends and families of alcoholics

themed object

  • "Keep it simple."
  • "Easy does it."
  • "First things first."
  • "Just for today."
  • "Let it begin with me."
  • "How important is it?"
  • "Think."
  • "One day at a time."
  • "Keep an open mind."
  • "Live and let live."
  • "Let go and let God."
  • "Keep coming back."
  • "It works if you work it, so work it 'cause your worth it!"
  • "Take what you like and leave the ;rest."
  • "Principles above personalities."
  • "Progress not Perfection."
  • "Love, learn and grow."
get in touch

District 14

Recovery

The 12 Steps are the foundation for personal recovery in Al-Anon. Under the Recovery heading you'll find information for your personal recovery interests. Check the Meetings page for general information on our meetings, on the monthly Speaker Meeting, and also for special notices.  Day-in-Al-anon is a yearly event -- usually close to Valentine's Day -- full of special workshops, food, donation drawing prizes, special speakers, and lots of fellowship. Highly recommended! Also of general interest is the Literature and Newsletter pages.

Unity

The 12 Traditions help Al-Anon groups sustain their unity and fellowship. You will information on this site to support meeting groups. If you are wondering how the groups provide members' pamphlets and books, the Literature page has instructions for groups in the District 14 area. If you are interested in helping members of your group contribute to our newsletter, you'll find information on this Newsletter page.

Service

The 12 Concepts of Service provide guidance for service in the Al-Anon fellowship. Here you will find information supporting the activities of the District as it act in service toward our primary goal to carry the message to others who still suffer. From time to time we will post important information from district officials, such as the District Representative, for support of all the groups and service positions within the District. The Day-in-Al-anon page has special information for organizing and providing service to our yearly event. The Newsletter page has details and suggestions for contributing to our newsletter.

Menu:

 Announcements

Announcements

November 21: Cancellation: Antioch 7:00pm St John's Lutheran Church. Returning next week.

Need a meeting on Thanksgiving, November 22? Alamo 10:30am meeting at San Ramon Valley Methodist Church will be held.

November 23: Cancellation: Walnut Creek 9:45am Hillside Covenant Church. Resuming next week.

November 24: District 14 Open Speaker Meeting 6:30 – 9:00pm Kaiser Walnut Creek, 1515 Newell, 3rd Floor, Oak Room 1.

December 6: District 14 Institutions "Birds of a Feather" Information Meeting, 6:30 – 7:30pm, Kaiser Walnut Creek, 1425 S. Main St, first floor café. Interested in sharing your Al-Anon experience, strength and hope in a shelter, rehab, or correctional facility? This meeting is for you!

December 22: District 14 Open Speaker Meeting 6:30 – 9:00pm Kaiser Walnut Creek, 1515 Newell, 3rd Floor, Oak Room 1.

February 9, 2019: Stepping Stones to Recovery / Los Pasos Hacía la Recuperación -- District 14's Day in Al-Anon
8:00 am - 3:30pm in Pleasant Hill
Join us! / Únete con Nosotros

Flyer in English

Flyer en Espanol

Click to Pre-register

Have an announcement you would like to see posted here?  Email us!

Latest News

Latest news

Have any news you would like to see posted here?  Let us us know.

Meeting Changes

Describe the photo or the page it links to

Holiday meetings

Thanksgiving Day, November 22:   Thursday 10:30am Alamo meeting at San Ramon Valley Methodist Church will be held.

Day After Thanksgiving, November 23:   Friday 9:45am Walnut Creek meeting at Hillside Covenant Church cancelled

Christmas Eve, December 24:

  • Monday 12:00 noon Martinez meeting cancelled.
  • Monday 7:30pm Concord/Clayton, St. Bonaventure’s Church meeting cancelled.
New Years Eve, December 31:   Monday noon Martinez meeting will be held. .

Group representatives: Please contact us with any meeting changes to announce.

The Twelve Concepts

The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions are guides for personal growth and group unity. The Twelve Concepts are guides for service. They show how Twelve Step work can be done on a broad scale and how members of a World Service Office can relate to each other and to the groups, through a World Service Conference, to spread Al-Anon’s message worldwide.

  1. The Ultimate Responsibility and Authority for Al-Anon World Services Belongs to the Al-Anon Groups.
  2. The Al-Anon Family Groups Have Delegated Complete Administrative and Operational Authority to their Conference and its Service Arms.
  3. The Right of Decision Makes Effective Leadership Possible.
  4. Participation is the Key to Harmony.
  5. The Rights of Appeal and Petition Protect Minorities and Assure That They Be Heard.
  6. The Conference Acknowledges the Primary Administrative Responsibility of the Trustees.
  7. The Trustees have Legal Rights While the Rights of the Conference are Traditional.
  8. The Board of Trustees Delegates Full Authority for Routine Management of Al-Anon Headquarters to its Executive Committees.
  9. Good Personal Leadership at All Service Levels is a Necessity. In the Field of World Service the Board of Trustees Assumes the Primary Leadership.
  10. Service Responsibility is Balanced by Carefully Defined Service Authority and Double-Headed Management is Avoided.
  11. The World Service Office is Composed of Selected Committees, Executives and Staff Members.
  12. The Spiritual Foundation for Al-Anon’s World Services is Contained in the General Warranties of the Conference, Article 12 of the Charter.  In all proceedings the World Service Conference of Al-Anon shall observe the spirit of the Traditions.

 

slide up button