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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

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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

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  • "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."
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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.

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 Announcements

Announcements

July 22 - Committee Meeting for Day in Al-Anon: Come and enjoy fellowship and recovery through service! 2:00 - 3:00pm, John Muir Medical Center, Concord Campus, in the Cafeteria.

District Meeting: We will not be having a District Meeting in July. Our next District Meeting will be August 1, John Muir Medical Center, Concord Campus, 7:00pm Tradition Study, 7:30 - 9:00 pm Business Meeting.

The Friday 10:30am meeting in Walnut Creek, at Temple B'nai Tikvah, has closed effective June 30th.

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

Latest News

Latest news

July 28: District 14 Open Speaker Meeting  6:30 – 9:00pm Kaiser Walnut Creek, 1515 Newell, 3rd Floor, Oak Room 1. See the flyer.

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

Meeting Changes

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Location and time change

The Men In Steps Towards Recovery meeting on Mondays has moved to Hillcrest Congregational Church in Pleasant Hill and starts at 6:30pm.

Time change

Grupo Fortaleza Spanish meeting in Pittsburg has changed from Friday to Saturday at 8:00 am.

Tuesday meeting, St. Anthony's Church, Oakley, now starts at 7:30pm.

Wednesday "How It Was AFG", Presbyterian Church, San Ramon, now starts at 7:00pm.

Location change

The Friday 7:30pm Adult Children meeting in Pleasant Hill is in Community Room 3, Church of the Resurrection.

The following meetings at John Muir Medical Center, Concord, meet in the Kunkel Room:

  • Saturday 8:00am Sunrise AFG
  • 1st and 3rd Fridays 5:45pm Newcomers Meeting
  • Friday 6:30pm Women's Meeting

Discontinued

The following meetings have closed:

  • Friday, Walnut Creek, 10:30am at Temple B'nai Tikvah
  • Wednesday, Orinda, 7:30pm at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church
  • Thursday, Concord, 7:00am at John Muir Medical Center
Group representatives: Please contact us with any meeting changes to announce.

About Us

Our Program

Al-Anon’s program of recovery is based on Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of Service adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). The Twelve Steps are a foundation for personal recovery, the Twelve Traditions help the thirty thousand Al-Anon and Alateen groups sustain unity and harmony; and the Twelve Concepts are guides for showing how Twelfth Step work can be done to spread Al-Anon’s message worldwide.

Al-Anon Purpose

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems.

We believe alcoholism is a family illness, and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.

Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help friends and families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families and friends of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.

Whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not, Al-Anon offers hope and recovery to all people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend.

Our program of recovery is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based on the Twelve Steps, the Twelve Traditions and the Twelve Concepts of Service.

Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization or institution; does not engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions.

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