Strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers
There are no dues or fees in Al-Anon and Alateen meetings. Most groups pass a basket for voluntary contributions. Al-Anon Family Groups is a spiritual fellowship, not a religious one. Discussion of specific religious doctrine is avoided. Members of all faiths (or of none) are welcome.
Click here for Northern California Al-Anon. (District 18)
Click here for a listing of Al-Anon Meetings in the local Northern California area.
Al-Anon Podcast. There is a series of 10 podcasts discussing some common concerns for people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking. The podcasts vary from 7 to 18 minutes each. It is a good place to begin. Click here for Al-Anon Podcasts.
Additional information Withdrawal symptoms range from a "hangover" after an alcoholic binge to life-threatening seizures. Withdrawal is typically accompanied by a variety of symptoms, many of which can be life threatening if not dealt with in the appropriate manner. The symptoms are listed for alcohol and different drugs on this website.
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Al-Anon Survey There was an Al-Anon Membership Survey in 2009, and 1,775 members took the survey. Below is a sample of the results of the survey. It was an effort to determine the impact of the Al-Anon Family Groups program on the quality of life of the members. Click here to see the survey. Some results of the survey are below.