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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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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


See the current meeting list.

The District 14 Literature Depot — now located in Walnut Creek — is ready to serve your group's needs. Place orders at 925-274-3203 or by email to ncwsa_dist14_ldc@yahoo.com.

Speaker CDs:
CDs of District 14 Speaker Meetings, Days in Al-Anon, and other Workshops are available. At any of our District events, you can borrow CDs from our Lending Library or buy them at $4.00 each. Listen to experience, strength, and hope on-the-go.

Newsletter: Share your experience, strength and hope in our District 14 Newsletter. Submit your contribution here. To subscribe to our newsletter, email us.

Hope & Help for Friends and Families of Alcoholics


Welcome to the Al-anon Family Groups website for District 14 of the Northern California World Service Area. This site is created and operated by District 14 Al-anon members. District 14's boundaries can best be defined by the locations of meetings listed in our Meetings List page, and generally covers the communities of eastern and central Contra Costa county.

The Three Legacies of Al-anon:  Recovery, Unity & Service are the foundation by which our groups are guided.


Al-Anon's Purpose

Our purpose is to help friends and families of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Our focus is on ourselves, not the alcoholic. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism with a friend or relative. There are no dues or fees.

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. 

Not sure if Al-Anon or Alateen is right for you?  Read here.

When you are new to Al-Anon

Welcome to Al-Anon! We know that you will find help and hope in meetings. We offer here answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our fellowship. Read our FAQs.

Young People

Alateen is the recovery program for teens & preteens affected by someone else’s drinking. More information.

Who may attend Al-Anon & Alateen Meetings?

Anyone who has been affected by someone else’s drinking in the past or present is welcome at any AL-ANON meeting. This belief is the basic “qualification” for participation in AL-ANON meetings. 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. Find a meeting…


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