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Literature

Our Al-Anon's Conference Approved Literature (CAL) is written by and about Al-Anon/Alateen members, to present the Al-Anon program to our fellowship and the public-at-large. It is consistent with the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of Service of the Al-Anon program. (©Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.)

Most Al-Anon and Alateen meetings offer complimentary literature to newcomers, and offer books and pamphlets for sale. Our AIS office is a local literature distribution center and makes obtaining literature easy.


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The BITS newletter covers the news of the Greater Seattle Al-Anon community.

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Al-Anon's monthly magazine, The Forum, contains many personal stories of inspiration, some of which are made available each month on the Internet by authorization of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.

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Courage to Change: One Day at a Time in Al-Anon II

This collection of insightful daily reflections reveals the surprisingly simple things that can transform lives. Book, indexed. 384 pages. B-16 (or B-17 large print version)

One Day at a Time in Al-Anon

This Al-Anon classic offers inspirational daily readings relating Al-Anon philosophy to everyday situations. Book, indexed. 376 pages. B-6 (or B-14 large print version)

Hope for Today

This insightful new daily reader is a collection of thoughts and meditations based on the sharing of Al-Anon members who grew up with the family disease of alcoholism.
Indexed. 378 pages. B-27 (or B-28 large print version)

Our Conference Approved Al-Anon Books

Al-Anon Works for Families & Friends of Alcoholics

Al-Anon's "basic book" reflects the shared wisdom of Al-Anon members today. The most comprehensive book on Al-Anon for personal and meeting study. Book, indexed. 400 pages. B-22

Paths to Recovery: Al-Anon's Steps,Traditions, and Concepts

A guide for study of Al-Anon's three legacies. Chapters on each Step, Tradition, and Concept of Service include insightful text, poignant personal stories, and thought- provoking questions for group or individual study. Book, indexed. 354 pages. B-24

Al-Anon’s Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions

The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions come alive through essays, personal reflections and stories from Al-Anon members. Indexed. 142 pages. B-8

From Survival to Recovery: Growing up in an Alcoholic Home

The family disease of alcoholism is discussed with courage and rigorous honesty–revealing the pain, recovering the past, and renewing hope for all of us. Indexed. 302 pages.
B-21

NEW Blue Print For Progress

Al-Anon’s Fourth Step Inventory has been a recovery tool for Al-Anon members – helping them to take stock of themselves and their lives. Blueprint is now revised to a larger format, with a more comprehensive series of questions for personal inventory.  P-91

2002-2004 Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual

Aj-Anon's policies, suggestions for groups,our service structure, and the Twelve Concepts of Service are described in detail. A "must-have" handbook for Al-Anon trusted servants. Revised 2000. Booklet. 216 pages. P-24/27

In All our Affairs:Making Crises Work for You

Al-Anon members' personal stories reveal how applying specific Al-Anon principles helped them through life's difficult situations. Includes stories of dealing with death, divorce, violence, abuse, infidelity, and more. Book, soft

More Al-Anon Literature - in alphabetical order

Al-Anon Fact File

Factual information for the general public, media, professional community and those working in the field of alcohol treatment. Pamphlet. 8 pages. P-36

Al-Anon is for Gays and Lesbians

For all family members and friends of alcoholics who identify with unique lives and common experiences. Pamphlet. 6 pages. P-85

Al-Anon is for Men

Straightforward information helps men identify typical reactions to alcoholism in another person. Pamphlet. 6 pages. P-1

Al-Anon Sharing from Adult Children

Personal stories illustrate how Al-Anon helps members deal with lingering effects of their parents' alcoholism. Pamphlet. 20 pages. P-47

Al-Anon Spoken Here

Questions and answers that lead to a better understanding of Al-Anon's unique program of recovery. Pamphlet. 12 pages. P-53

Al-Anon, You and the Alcoholic

Answers the most frequently asked questions about Al-Anon and how it helps families deal with problems brought about by alcoholism. Pamphlet. 12 pages. P-2

Al-Anon’s Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions

The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions come alive through essays, personal reflections and stories from Al-Anon members. Indexed. 142 pages. B-8

Alcoholism, a Merry-Go-Round Named Denial

A dramatic analogy helps family members and friends see the roles they play in the life of an alcoholic. Pamphlet. 20 pages. P-3

Alcoholism, the Family Disease

This long-time favorite includes: purpose of the Al-Anon program; member stories; questions/answers; slogans; evaluating our maturity; the three obstacles to success. Pamphlet. 32 pages. P-4 & P-4L (large print)

As We Understood

Al-Anon members share their understanding of a Higher Power, fellowship, spiritual awakening, prayer, meditation, and letting go. Book, indexed. 269 pages. B-11

Blueprint for Progress (Inventory)

Al-Anon’s Fourth Step Inventory has been a recovery tool for Al-Anon members – helping them to take stock of themselves and their lives. Blueprint is now revised to a larger format, with a more comprehensive series of questions for personal inventory. P-91

Dear Mom & Dad

This powerful leaflet gives a clear picture of Alateen. For parents, teachers, friends, and others. Pamphlet. 6 pages. P-67

Does She Drink Too Much? From Men, About Women in Their Lives

Men who have found answers in Al-Anon share what has helped them. Revised 1998. Pamphlet. 6 pages. P-62

Freedom from Despair

A message of hope for those faced with alcoholism, a problem they can't solve alone. Pamphlet. 4 pages. P-6

From Survival to Recovery: Growing up in an Alcoholic Home

The family disease of alcoholism is discussed with courage and rigorous honesty–revealing the pain, recovering the past, and renewing hope for all of us. Indexed. 302 pages.
B-21

Guide for the Family of the Alcoholic

A clear and realistic look at alcoholism, problems encountered by those close to the alcoholic, and choices available to the family. Pamphlet. 16 pages. P-7

How Can I Help My Children?

Parents can help their children understand the family disease of alcoholism. Changed attitudes and behavior will help the entire family. Pamphlet. 24 pages. P-9

In All our Affairs:Making Crises Work for You

Al-Anon members' personal stories reveal how applying specific Al-Anon principles helped them through life's difficult situations. Includes stories of dealing with death, divorce, violence, abuse, infidelity, and more. Book, soft

Lois Remembers

Lois W., co-founder of Al-Anon, recalls the eventful years before and after the founding of AA and Al-Anon. Book, illustrated, softcover, indexed. 204 pages. B-7

Purpose and Suggestions

A brief introduction to Al-Anon with down-to-earth suggestions for making improvements in our lives. Pamphlet. 6 pages. P-13

Service Sponsorship: Working Smarter, Not Harder

Explains the benefits of having and/or being a service sponsor. Offers tips for having an effective service experience by not doing it alone. Pamphlet. 8 pages. P-88

So You Love an Alcoholic

First steps to a changed attitude toward the alcoholic. Unexpected answers to the question, "What shall I do?" Pamphlet. 6 pages. P-14

Sponsorship, What It's All About (REVISED)

Offers guidance on how to find a sponsor, what to expect of the relationship, and suggestions for sponsors.Pamphlet. 16 pages. P-31

Two Ordinary Women

The stories of Lois W. and Ann B. and the early days of Al-Anon. Pamphlet. 8 pages. P-87

The Al-Anon Focus

Al-Anon members who are also recovering alcoholics describe how they have been affected by the alcoholism of others. Pamphlet. 6 pages. P-45

Concepts: Al-Anon's Best-Kept Secret?

Al-Anon's third legacy of service is explained to help all members grasp the principles of worldwide service and apply them to their personal lives. New illustrations added in 1999. Pamphlet. 32 pages. P-57

The Dilemma of the Alcoholic Marriage

Al-Anon can help with the unique problems of alcoholic relationships. Members share experiences with applying the Twelve Steps to their relationships. Book, softcover, indexed. 100 pages. B-4

The Twelve Steps and Traditions

For personal or group growth, a handy guide to understanding and using Al-Anon's Steps and Traditions in our daily lives. Pamphlet. 24 pages. P-17

This is Al-Anon

Meeting guidelines revised in 1998 include: Al-Anon's suggested Welcome and Closing, Preamble, Serenity Prayer, Twelve Steps and Traditions, and the slogans. Pamphlet. 12 pages. P-32

Three Views of Al-Anon

Members of Al-Anon and AA tell how they cooperate to help alcoholics and their families. Pamphlet. 8 pages. P-15

To the Mother and Father of an Alcoholic

Sharings from parents of alcoholics and straight-forward answers to frequently asked questions help parents learning of a child's problem drinking. Pamphlet. 16 pages. P-16

Understanding Ourselves and Alcoholism

Explains how compulsion, addiction, obsession, and denial affect those close to an alcoholic. Pamphlet. 6 pages. P-48

What Do You Do About the Alcoholic's Drinking?

Depicts common misconceptions family members and friends of alcoholics experience in trying to cope with the disease of alcoholism. Pamphlet. 8 pages. P-19

When I Got Busy, I Got Better

Participation in Al-Anon builds self-esteem and confidence. Members share service experiences in the Al-Anon program. Booklet. 64 pages. P-78

Why Anonymity in Al-Anon?

Personal anonymity is a spiritual principle of Al-Anon. Includes examples of respecting confidences of members in everyday situations. Pamphlet. 6 pages. P-33

Why Conference Approved Literature?

Explains how Al-Anon Conference Approved Literature (CAL) comes to be, and the importance of using only Al-Anon CAL at Al-Anon/Alateen meetings. Pamphlet. 6 pages. P-35