Al-Anon Literature Available at the World Service Office
Since its founding in 1951, Al-Anon Family Groups has published more than 100 books and pamphlets that share a single purpose: to help family and friends recover from the effects of someone else’s drinking. Al-Anon literature is most fully understood when used in conjunction with other tools of the program. The books and pamphlets can strengthen your recovery, but they cannot substitute for the help and healing that takes place at Al-Anon meetings in the context of a complete recovery program.
Al-Anon’s Monthly Magazine
The Forum Magazine is published monthly by Al-Anon’s World Service Office. The Forum is known as “a meeting in your pocket”. The Forum contains many personal stories of inspiration.
The Basics – The basic Al-Anon principles and tools of recovery
How Al-Anon Works – Al-Anon’s basic book discusses our mutual-help program of recovery, including personal stories.
Paths to Recovery – Thorough study guide for our Legacies. In-depth chapters on each Step, Tradition, and Concept of Service provide insight.
Daily Readers – Books for daily reflection, prayer, and meditation
Hope for Today – Daily sharing from Al-Anon’s adult children members are for anyone who wants to grow in acceptance, compassion, and understanding.
Courage to Change – More daily inspiration from a fresh, diverse perspective. Insightful reflections reveal surprisingly simple things that can transform lives.
One Day at a Time in Al-Anon – An Al-Anon classic! Inspirational readings relate Al-Anon philosophy to everyday situations, helping to make each day better than the one before.
Workbooks – Guided studies of our Legacies
Reaching for Personal Freedom Workbook – A workbook for using Al-Anon’s Twelve Steps, Traditions, and Concepts of Service in one’s personal life, it provides insightful examples from members and thought-provoking questions.
Paths to Recovery Workbook – This companion piece to Paths to Recovery contains the thought-provoking questions on each Step, Tradition, and Concept of Service found in the book, with space to write answers.
Blueprint for Progress Workbook – Workbook for conducting an in-depth Fourth Step inventory, including sections on fear, anger, control, intimacy, sex, finances, and spirituality.
Continued Growth – Books for digging deeper into the Al-Anon program
Discovering Choices – Recovery in relationships affected by alcoholism is explored in-depth as members share how they have improved a wide variety of relationships by using the program’s tools.
From Survival to Recovery – Al-Anon adult children tell their stories. Explores the long-term effects of being raised with alcoholism, and why Al-Anon can help.
Opening Our Hearts, Transforming Our Losses – Grief and loss affect almost every aspect of living- or having lived-with alcoholism. Members share how they have learned to acknowledge and accept these losses.
Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2020 magazine is our annual public outreach magazine designed to introduce families of alcoholics to Al-Anon and to the importance of family recovery from a relative or friend’s drinking. Essential information about Al-Anon, members’ stories, and articles by professionals are included. Professionals also can use the Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism magazine as an aid for their patient/client referrals to Al-Anon.
Alateen – The basic books for Alateens
Alateen – Hope for Children of Alcoholics – Basic introductory book for teens affected by someone else’s drinking. Easy-to-understand explanation of alcoholism and the Alateen program.
Courage to Be Me – Alateen’s most comprehensive book, filled with shared recovery from Alateen members. Includes workshops for group discussions.
Alateen Daily Readers – Book for daily reflection, prayer, and meditation
Alateen – A Day at a Time – Daily help for teens. Positive sharings from Alateen members around the world.
Living Today in Alateen – Alateen’s second daily reader shows how members practice the program right now, today.
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