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How to Order

  1. Ask for a price list and catalog of CAL
  2. Figure out what your group wants and needs
  3. Call in to order — 925-274-3203
  4. Follow the recorded instructions

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


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.


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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District 14


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.




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

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Meeting Changes

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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.

Why Read CAL?

Al-Anon and Alateen Conference Approved Literature (CAL) is one of the tools to help families and friends recover from the effects of someone else’s drinking. It’s nice to know that we can turn to our literature for hope and inspiration whenever a meeting is not immediately available or our sponsor or other members cannot be reached at 3:00 am.

How to Obtain Al-Anon and Alateen Literature

Al-Anon members, the public and health professionals wishing to obtain Al-Anon or Alateen literature may do so in one of several ways.

Meetings: Most Al-Anon and Alateen meetings have Al-Anon and Alateen literature available. They may sell the literature or ask for a donation, usually at the price that they paid for it. For a list of meeting locations, visit the Meetings Page.

District 14 Literature Depot
Ordering from the local Literature Depot supports your local Al-Anon groups.
Here's how to order:

  1. Ask for a price list and catalog of CAL
  2. Figure out what your group wants and needs
  3. Call in to order — 925-274-3203
  4. Follow the recorded instructions

You will receive a confirming-call indicating where and how to pick up your literature, and the order cost total. Tax will be included.

Go to the Pick Up location for your literature and leave your payment (checks only), take yellow receipt and leave pink one. Make checks payable to "AFG DISTRICT 14 Lit" and include your group name on its memo line. That's it!  

    Things to know:
  • We are volunteers
  • We try our best to keep everything in stock
  • Orders are filled within 48-72 hours
  • Check w/ your treasurer before placing order to make sure your goup has the money to pay for the literature. Be sure to take into account state sales tax (8.25%)
  • We do not have the capabilities to FAX
  • We do not mail, UPS or Fed Ex any orders
  • Checks need to be made out to: AFG District 14 Lit
  • It is possible to place orders through our email address:



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