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