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Al-Anon Literature

Literature and other materials are an important part of the recovery process.

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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.

Featured Literature

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.

Daily Readers
  • 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
Other Literature
  • How Al-Anon Works
  • Paths to Recovery
  • Discovering Choices
Downloadable Literature from the WSO

Literature Shopping Options


6279 University Avenue NE
Fridley, MN 55432


7204 West 27th St, Suite 101
St. Louis Park, MN 55426


Districts 4 and 14

Saint Paul

253 State Street
St. Paul, MN 55107

Al-Anon Family Group (AFG) Headquarters, Inc.
(World Service Office/WSO)

1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617

Updates from the World Service Office

In the Loop

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Al-Anon’s Monthly Magazine

The Forum

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.

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