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Al-Anon and Alateen Family Groups in Santa Barbara

District 8 Announcements and News

The twenty-eight (28), or so, Al-Anon and Alateen meetings (in both English and Spanish) in the Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley areas make-up District 8. District 8 is part of Southern California World Service (SCWS) also know as Area 4.

Each month, at the District 8 meeting, your Group Representative (GR) is assigned to take back to their meeting specific information to share with the group. Some of these items are linked from the Home Page News. Below are the current "Take Back to Your Meeting" announcements.

News for October 2019

  • Beginner's Meeting Reinstated!
    The Al-Anon Beginner's Meeting will be held as usual on Tuesdays at 6:00 PM at the Daniel Bryant Youth & Family Treatment Center.

  • AA Convention with Al-Anon Participation
    Online Registration Closes at Midnight on Tuesday October 15th
    October 18, 19, & 20 the Santa Barbara AA Convention with Al-Anon and Alateen Participation will be held at the Veterans' Memorial Building, 112 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

  • Alateen urgently needs a coordinator!
    We have a new coordinator for the Beginners Meeting. Please consider supporting these meetings. Contact Jocelyn if you feel called to this service commitment,
    Step Twelve encourages us to do service so that we may receive a spiritual awakening and receive the priceless gift of serenity. Please consider taking a service commitment either in your group or for the District. There are members willing to help get you started.
    The District's most urgent open commitment is the Alateen Coordinator position. As a reminder, Concept One says "The ultimate responsibility and authority for Al-Anon world services belongs to the Al-Anon groups." The key word is, "responsibility". Responsibility is "the state or fact of being accountable". The groups are accountable to the service structure to support it with members and the funds necessary to carry out the mission assigned.

  • Institutions Service Opportunity
    There is a need for volunteers to bring your experience, strength, and hope to 5 Bath on Mondays from 6:30-7:30. Please call John @ 805-705-1055.

    COTTAGE HOSPITAL - adult alcohol detox patients
    • Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine department at 5 Bath (previously "5 East")
    • Unit works with adult alcoholics in crisis
    • Here's What you would do:
      • Meet with 1 to 5 patients in a group setting
      • Describe how Al-Anon works; how it could help their recovery
      • Share your experience, strength, and hope
    • Meetings are held on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 PM
    • Training provided
    • Flexible scheduling

  • Al-Anon Email List Sign-up
    You can sign up for the Al-Anon email list via our website at: