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Conference-Approved Literature

Al-Anon offers an extensive array of literature covering topics relating to people affected by someone else's drinking. Pamphlets and books explain how the program works and how it helps friends and families of alcoholics.

You will find many of these publications available at Al-Anon meetings in Northern Virginia and elsewhere, including publications designed especially for the Al-Anon newcomer. Many pamphlets and brochures are made available for free at meetings through the donations of meeting participants. Some, especially hard-cover books, are available at reasonable prices.

You can order Al-Anon literature through a local meeting, or order from the Service Center of Northern Virginia. An order form allows you to order by mail or in person at the Service Center. (You'll need the Adobe Reader program.)

Vast Library

Three Al-Anon daily readers -- the new Hope for Today, Courage to Change, and the classic One Day at A Time are available. You can also download Al-Anon/Alateen guidelines.

Some of the other titles available include:

The Dilemma of the Alcoholic Marriage
Can Al-Anon help your relationship? Explores the problems of alcoholism in marriage, and includes tips for applying the Twelve Steps to relationships.

From Survival to Recovery:
Growing up in an Alcoholic Home
Al-Anon adult children tell their stories -- with pathos and humor, with courage and rigorous honesty -- revealing the pain, recovering the past, and renewing the hope for all of us.

Lois Remembers
Lois W., a co-founder of Al-Anon recalls the eventful years before and after the founding of AA and Al-Anon.

Paths To Recovery
Al-Anon's Steps, Traditions, and Concepts Shares love, compassion and challenge; the experience, strength and hope of Al-Anon members' personal growth experiences worldwide. Long awaited and asked for -- at last, an in depth study of Al-Anon's three legacies, the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts.

Of course the quickest way to obtain Al-Anon literature is at your nearest Al-Anon Family Group meeting. Find a meeting near you.

Please note that Al-Anon uses only literature approved by the Al-Anon Family Groups World Service Conference at Al-Anon meetings and functions. This Conference Approved Literature (CAL) contains readings written by and selected by participants in the Al-Anon program, which are designed to follow the principles of Al-Anon. These principles include the concept of neutrality and respect for the personal beliefs of individuals in the Al-Anon program.

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