Three Legacies of Al-Anon
Recovery, Unity & Service
- "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.
October 27: Celebrate the 17th Anniversary of District 14's Open Speaker Meeting! Workshop at 11am on Transforming our Losses at Hillcrest Congregational Church in Pleasant Hill, lunch with guest speaker Sarah R., and evening Open Speaker Meeting 6:30 – 9:00pm Kaiser Walnut Creek, 1515 Newell, 3rd Floor, Oak Room 1.
Have an announcement you would like to see posted here? Email us!
Beginning September 7: Friday 7:30pm Pleasant Hill Al-Anon Adult Children meeting moves to Hillcrest Congregational Church, 404 Gregory Lane, Room 16.
Group representatives: Please contact us with any meeting changes to announce.
Alcoholism is a family disease.
Living with the effects of someone else’s drinking is too devastating for most people to bear without help.
In Al-Anon we learn individuals are not
responsible for another person’s disease or recovery
We let go of our obsession with another’s behavior and begin to lead happier and more manageable lives, lives with dignity and rights; lives guided by a Power greater than ourselves.
IN AL-ANON WE LEARN:
- Not to suffer because of the actions or reactions of other people;
- Not to allow ourselves to be used or abused by others in the interest of another’s recovery;
- Not to do for others what they could do for themselves;
- Not to manipulate situations so others will eat, go to bed, get up, pay bills, not drink;
- Not to cover up for anyone’s mistakes or misdeeds;
- Not to create a crisis;
- Not to prevent a crisis if it is in the natural course of events.
Detachment is neither kind nor unkind. It does not imply judgment or condemnation of the person or situation from which we are detaching. It is simply a means that allows us to separate ourselves from the adverse effects that another person’s alcoholism can have upon our lives. Detachment helps families look at their situations realistically and objectively, thereby making intelligent decisions possible.