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. We encourage you to explore the Al-Anon Catalog. Local meetings offer newcomer packets and pamphlets to visitors as well as books for sale at cost. You can also order online through Al-Anon’s on-line store. Some of our favorites include...

The 12 Steps

How Al-Anon Works for Families & Friends of Alcoholics (B-22)
Al-Anon's basic book discusses our mutual-help program of recovery, including personal stories. A beginning approach to the Twelve Concepts of Service is included. Indexed. 416 pages.
One Day at a Time in Al-Anon (B-6)
An Al-Anon classic! Inspirational readings relate Al-Anon philosophy to everyday situations, helping to make each day better than the one before. Indexed. 384 pages. 

Courage to Change: One Day at a Time in Al-Anon II (B-6)
More daily inspiration from a fresh, diverse perspective. Insightful reflections reveal surprisingly simple things that can transform lives. Indexed. 384 pages.

Hope for Today (B-27)
Daily sharings from Al-Anon's adult children members are for anyone who wants to grow in acceptance, compassion, and understanding. Indexed. 383 pages.

The Forum Magazine
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. A one-year subscription is only $11.00 to have the magazine delivered discreetly to your home.