Help for youth
A fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually tennages, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.
- "Keep it simple."
- "Easy does it."
- "First things first."
- "Just for today."
- "Let it begin with me."
- "How important is it?"
- "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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The following meetings have closed:
- Wednesday, Orinda, 7:30pm at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church
- Thursday, Concord, 7:00am at John Muir Medical Center
Al-Anon for Teens
Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Break the cycle. There is help. Join one of our groups. You are not alone. This is where teens in families of alcoholics and drug abusers can go to find help.
Young People Come Together To:
- share experience, strength and hope with each other.
- discuss their difficulties.
- learn effective ways to cope with their problems.
- encourage one another.
- help each other understand the principles of the Al-Anon program.
Alateen Members Learn:
- compulsive drinking is a disease.
- they can detach themselves emotionally from the drinker’s problems while continuing to love the person.
- they are not the cause of anyone else’s drinking or behavior.
- they cannot change or control anyone but themselves.
- they have spiritual and intellectual resources with which to develop their own potentials, no matter what happens at home.
- they can build satisfying and rewarding life experiences for themselves.
Is someone's drinking getting to you?
Alateen is for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. These questions are to help you decide whether Alateen is for you.
Alateen members meet in church halls, school rooms or other sutiable places (many times in the same building as an Al-Anon group, but in a separate room). Meetings are held throughout the Bay Area. Find a Meeting....
Members are encouraged to read Al-Anon and Alateen Conference-Approved Literature and materials. Written from members’ personal sharings, these recovery tools can help young people deal with their problems.
Al-Anon and Alateen has three sets of guiding principles that are referred to as our Three Legacies. These Legacies were adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous. The Legacies include:
- Recovery through the Twelve Steps
- Unity through the Twelve Traditions
- Service through the Twelve Concepts of Service
- Interested in knowing what other Teens are saying? Read Alateen Talk.
- The World Service Office Alateen website