Al-Anon/Alateen Literature

About Al‑Anon Literature . . .

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. This literature supplements the face-to-face meetings where Al‑Anon members share their insights and experiences with each other. It is only one tool of the Al‑Anon/Alateen program.

Al‑Anon/Alateen 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.

Many Areas have their own Al-Anon literature distribution centers. Literature is also available for purchase on Al-Anon’s on-line store.

A sample chapter from Al‑Anon literature

Each quarter, a chapter from one of Al‑Anon’s books is posted, along with additional information about the topic covered in the sample chapter.

forumcover3The Forum magazine

Read more about Al‑Anon’s monthly magazine, including three articles posted each month from the current issue of The Forum.


Shop on-line

Click here to view detailed information about each item of Al‑Anon’s Conference Approved Literature.