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Open Speaker Meeting

Open Speaker Meetings are held on the second Friday of odd months at the YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero, Monterey.
Check back later for the upcoming dates.

Meetings Legend

**AA Meeting held concurrently
***Coordinated Al-Anon/Alateen Meetings
CClosed Meeting (open to members and newcomers)
CCChild Care
CHChip Meeting
ESAl-Anon en Espanol (Spanish Meeting)
OOpen Meeting (open to the public)
TEENAlateen Meeting
WWheelchair Accessible
WSOAl-Anon's World Service Office
For Professionals
Information for Professionals


Photo Courtesy of iStockphoto.com Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen, has been in existence for 50 years as a community resource providing support to those affected by someone else's drinking. Today there are over 24,000 Al-Anon and 1,800 Alateen Family Group meetings in 131 countries. Our meetings are anonymous and confidential. There are no dues or fees for membership.
Forty percent of Al-Anon members report that a professional influenced their decision to attend their first Al-Anon meeting. Al-Anon and Alateen meetings are compatible with all types of counseling and medical treatment.

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Resources for Professionals


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Al-Anon Family Groups has a long history of cooperation with professionals who work with families and friends of alcoholics.


Doctors, nurses, counselors/therapists/social workers, attorneys, judicial/law enforcement personnel, employee assistance/human resources personnel, clergy are just a few of the professions that find their patients/clients can benefit from Al-Anon/Alateen. We have made available, as downloadable PDF files, several pamphlets that may assist you in making referrals to Al-Anon/Alateen Family Group meetings.

The following pamphlets are helpful to those in specific professions:

The following pamphlets may be duplicated and given to clients or their families:

For more information about Al-Anon and Alateen, how we cooperate with professionals in the US and Canada, and more pamphlets for professionals, visit AFG Headquarters' Resources for Professionals page.

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Al-Anon:
Al-Anon Triangle ~   Has only one requirement for membership -- each
member has been affected by someone else's drinking
.

~   Is an anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of
alcoholics who meet to share their experience, strength and
hope
in order to solve their common problems; adult children
of alcoholics, parents, partners, spouses, co-workers, etc., can all find help in Al-Anon.

~   Is a separate fellowship from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Al-Anon is based
on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions adapted from AA
.
~   Is nonprofessional, self-supporting, nondenominational, multiracial,
apolitical
, and is available almost everywhere.

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Alateen:
Alateen Triangle ~   Is part of the Al-Anon Fellowship designed for the younger relatives and friends of alcoholics through the teen years.
~   Members conduct their own meetings with the guidance of an Al-Anon member Sponsor.
~   Follows the same Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and principles as Al-Anon.

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People Are Referred to Al-Anon/Alateen Group Meetings:

      To learn the facts about alcoholism as an illness and how it has impacted their lives physically and emotionally.
      To benefit from contact with others who have similar problems.
      To improve their own attitudes and behaviors through the study and practice of the Twelve steps and Twelve Traditions.

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Al-Anon and Alateen Members are Helped When They:
Photo Courtesy of iStockPhoto.com ~   Attend meetings on a regular basis.
~   Make telephone contact with other members.
~   Read Al-Anon/Alateen literature.
~   Have a personal Sponsor.
~   Apply the Twelve Steps of recovery to their lives.
~   Become involved in Al-Anon service work.

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Al-Anon/Alateen Groups Do Not:
      Give advice.
      Indulge in gossip or criticism.
      Discuss members' religious beliefs, or lack of them.
      Endorse or oppose any cause, therapy or treatment

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Al-Anon/Alateen is Self-Supporting:
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~   Through the voluntary contributions of members; there are no dues or fees for membership.
~   And does not accept any outside fund, grants or donations.

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Al-Anon/Alateen is Anonymous:
Photo Courtesy of iStockPhoto.com ~   The identity of all Al-Anon and Alateen members, as well as members of Alcoholics Anonymous, is protected.
~   Confidentiality is allowed to develop from a sense of trust and honesty.
~   The focus is on spiritual principles, not personalities, which leads to a fellowship of equals.

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Al-Anon / Alateen Cooperates with Professionals by Providing:

Open meetings (District 24 AFG Open Speaker Meetings)
• Local meeting schedules
Meetings at schools and various institutions
Speakers and literature for conferences, workshops and meetings
A free packet of literature -- (from the US) call 888/4AL-ANON, send e-mail, or visit http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/

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Pamphlets for Professionals

All pamphlets are posted with permission of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA.
Please do not copy or reprint without permission from Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.

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Newcomers' Meetings

Monday, 7:15 pm, Monterey

Thursday, 6:30 pm, Marina

Call for Photo/Art Work

World Service Office welcomes new ideas for the Public Outreach current poster theme, "Is someone else's drinking tearing you apart?"
Image courtesy of istockphoto.com Photos, drawings, paintings or graphic designs may be submitted for consideration.
Specific requirements of materials being submitted can be found here.