Troubled by someone else’s drinking?
We’re here for you.

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of people who have been affected by the drinking of relatives or friends, past or present. We come together to share our experience, strength, and hope and to help each other solve the problems we have in common. We understand alcoholism as a family disease and we believe that our own recovery from the effects of alcoholism, and the resulting changes in our attitudes, can benefit not only us but often those around us as well. 


Several groups in our district have begun meeting in person as well as on Zoom–see our What’s New page.

Al-Anon and Alateen are not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization or institution. We do not engage in any controversy and we neither endorse nor oppose any cause. We charge no dues or fees but support the program though our voluntary contributions. 


New to Al-Anon?

Many of us were frightened when we walked into our first meeting.

Once inside, we found support and fellowship, respect for confidentiality, and permission to “take what you like and leave the rest.”

We welcome you to join us and learn more.

A trail in Tilden Park above El Cerrito, with blue sky and clouds in the background.


First Saturday Speaker Meeting!

“Navigating relationships
in Al-Anon”

Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, 6:30-8pm
Hosted by Freedom from Despair AFG —
newcomers welcome!

Speakers: Zelda O. (Al-Anon) and Stephen B. (AA)

Join us for a virtual meeting on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 830369141, Password: 199211 

We’re looking for speakers! Contact Deborah at  if interested.  




Third Friday Speaker Meeting!

Join us for an evening of recovery

Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, 7:15–8:30pm,
Fellowship 8:30-9pm

Speakers will be announced soon


Join us for a virtual meeting on Zoom!
Meeting ID: 692090488, Password: 830106 



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




Looking out onto the San Francisco Bay at sunset from the Albany Bulb