Welcome San Diego Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon's Purpose

To help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Similarly, Alateen is our recovery program for young people. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members.

Our program of recovery is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based upon the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts of Service.

The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.

Whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not, Al-Anon/Alateen offers hope and recovery to all people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend.

Al-Anon/Alateen is not affiliated with any other organization or outside entity

• Is for families and friends of alcoholics.
• Is a separate fellowship from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
• Al-Anon is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions adapted from AA.
• Is compatible with professional treatment.

• Is part of the Al-Anon fellowship designed for the younger relatives and friends of alcoholics through age nineteen.
• Members conduct their own meetings with the guidance of an Al-Anon sponsor.
• Follows the same Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and principles as Al-Anon.


Al-Anon meetings are held in 115 countries.

There are over 24,000 Al-Anon and over 2,300 Alateen groups worldwide.