Literature and other materials are an important part of the recovery process.
What is Conference-Approved Literature?
AlAnon/Alateen uses specific literature approved by Al-Anon’s World Service Committee (WSC) and is called Conference Approved Literature or CAL.
Being approved by the WSC means that the literature has passed through the WSC’s review process which makes sure literature is reflective of Al-Anon’s Twelve Traditions and policies and written by Al-Anon members in order to represent the member perspective.
Reading and sharing the same literature also promotes unity amongst members and groups, an important aspect of Al-Anon’s Twelve Traditions, and consistency between meetings so Al-Anon remains Al-Anon wherever you may attend a meeting.
Check with your meeting for purchase options via your group or contact a service centers within the area, listed below. They may also be available for purchase through the World Service Office (WSO) online store.
- One Day at a Time in Al-Anon
- Courage to Change
- Hope for Today
- A Little Time for Myself
- Alateen – Hope for Children of Alcoholics
- How Al-Anon Works
- Paths to Recovery
- Discovering Choices
Downloadable Literature from the WSO
- Are You Troubled by Someone’s Drinking? (20 Questions) (S-17)
- Has Your Life Been Affected by Someone Else’s Drinking? (S-20)
- Did You Grow Up with a Problem Drinker? (S-25)
- Detachment (S-19)
- Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism
Literature Shopping Options
Updates from the World Service Office
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Al-Anon’s Monthly Magazine
The Forum is an international monthly publication of Al-Anon Family Groups for the families and friends of alcoholics.
Contributions from Al-Anon and Alateen members include their challenges, insights, and progress along their path of self-discovery and spiritual growth. Additionally, there are topics for discussion at meetings as well as news and information from Al-Anon’s World Service Conference and World Service Office.