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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 program.
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.
Yes, Al-Anon is for men, too. Al-Anon is a great democracy where all affected by the drinking of another are made to feel welcome - where newcomers can find out if Al-Anon Family Groups can offer help in their situation.
Starting with a question: 'Does a family member or close friend have a drinking problem?', this pamphlet leads the reader through a series of questions to help reveal the ways that Al-Anon Family Group meetings can help.
This address originally formed part of a workshop in 1968; today the important concepts remain true for most of us
A useful resource for new members and long-term members alike, explaining a whole range of "Al-Anon basics" and offering a virtual potpouri of practical information. This pamphlet is also available in large print (P-4L).
A message of hope, especially for the newer member
The opening words say it all: 'The family's best defense against the emotional impact of alcoholism is to gain knowledge of this disease and achieve growth in emotional maturity and courage needed to put it into effect.'
Inspiring stories by parents describe how they helped their children understand the family disease of alcoholism. 24 pages.
This resource is a foundational tool, one that is often offered to the new arriver.
An important resource, mostly for newer members of the Al-Anon program - yet we all need a refresher from time to time!
This powerful pamphlet explains the Al-Anon program - from three discreet points of view (which can all coexist inside one family).