- "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 20: Men's Day in Al-Anon, Hillcrest Congregational Church, 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Registration 8:30am, program begins 9:00am. Suggested donation $25 includes all materials, continental breakfast, and lunch. See the flyer. Pre-register by email to email@example.com .October 27: Celebrate the 16th 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!
Monday night St. Bonaventure meeting 7:30 pm, in Concord/Clayton, has changed locations within the church complex. It is now in the last room of the first building on the right.Holiday changes
December 24: Monday noon Martinez meeting cancelled.
December 31: Monday noon Martinez meeting will be held.
Group representatives: Please contact us with any meeting changes to announce.
Al-Anon MeetingsThe following are Al-Anon meetings in District 14 which are open to people who believe their life is, or has been, affected by someone else's drinking. The most current printed version of the meeting list available for groups is pink. If you do not have this available in your groups, please contact your Group Representative or the Literature Depot.
View or print a copy of the current meeting list here.
here. For more information: (925) 787-3127
What are Al-Anon Meetings Like?
In a typical AL-ANON meeting, participants share and listen to the experiences, strengths and hopes of one another on a confidential and anonymous basis. Most AL-ANON meetings focus at first on a topic delivered by a lead-off speaker, followed by participants speaking about how that topic relates to their own lives or about other experiences in their lives. Participants are not required to speak, but when they do, they are encouraged to share their own experience, strength and hope, focusing on their own life without gossip or criticism of one another.
District Monthly Open Speaker Meeting
Our Speaker Meeting is held 6:30pm on the 4th Saturday of every month at Walnut Creek Kaiser Hospital, 1515 Newell, 3rd Floor, Oak Room 1. The hosting groups often arrange to have an Alateen and an AA speaker in addition to an Al-Anon speaker. All speak of their experience, strength and hope as it applies to their individual programs. View our District 14 Speaker Meeting Flyer for details. We award birthday chips, offer refreshments, literature, audio CDs of previous speakers, and have donation drawings. (Map)
Monthly District Business Meeting
Regular meeting of Al-Anon Group Representatives & Service Coordinators. All Al-Anon/Alateen members are welcome.
1st Wednesday of each month
John Muir Medical Center
2540 East Street, Concord, CA (Map)
For those interested, a discussion of Al-Anon's Twelve Traditions or Twelve Concepts of Service is held from 7:00–7:30pm just prior to the District Business Meeting
Know of a new meeting or changes to an existing meeting? Please contact us and let us know.