Al-Anon Family Groups California District 26
Serving West Contra Costa and North Alameda counties
(including Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, El Sobrante,
Hercules, Kensington, Richmond, and San Pablo)
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Alateen:  For teens and pre-teens


Berkeley 8:00 p.m. #300580724 W
Berkeley Alateen Ages 12-18
concurrent with first hour of Al-Anon meeting

Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda, Berkeley 94707
upstairs in room 2

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El Sobrante 7:00 p.m. #30502688 W
Skillz 4 Serenity Alateen (ages 7-13)
This meeting meets only on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.
classroom next to Al-Anon meeting
El Sobrante United Methodist Church
5151 Argyle Ave off Appian Way
El Sobrante, CA 94803
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Help start Alateen groups!

For teens interested in a group. Contact Alateen coordinators Anneka & Carson at:

Al-Anons needed to help start Alateen Groups! Al-Anon members with at least two years in Al-Anon are invited to apply to become an Al-Anon Member Involved in Alateen Service (AMIAS), to be eligible to sponsor groups, substitute for Group Sponsors, sponsor Alateen participation at events, and give rides to Alateens. To learn more about the application process, contact the District Alateen Process Person, Carson at: If you don’t yet have two years in Al-Anon, you can help with planning and publicity.
Preparing to Work with Alateens in District 26

Alateen is part of Al-Anon Family Groups.

Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.
Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members who help the group to stay on track.

Live and let liveAlateens come together to:

  • share experiences, strength, and hope with each other
  • discuss difficulties
  • learn effective ways to cope with problems
  • encourage one another
  • help each other understand the principles of the Al-Anon program
  • learn how to use the Twelve Steps and Alateen’s Twelve Traditions
18 or over, where's MY group?
Some districts have Al-Anon meetings which focus on adults with alcoholic parents.
CHeck the meeting schedules on the district and Area websites for times and locations.
Is Alateen for you?
Alateen offers hope and help for younger family members and friends of alcoholics. To learn more, and to take a simple quiz to help you decide if Alateen might be for you, click here.

How can I help my children? One day at a time

Help is available for your family in Al-Anon Family Groups.
Teens are also welcome at Al-Anon meetings. Generally Alateen is for ages 12 to 18; note that some groups allow those younger than 12 to attend. For more information, click here.

Anyone 21 years or older may not attend an alateen meeting unless they are a certified amias

We urge you to try our program.
It has helped many of us find solutions that lead to serenity.