Conference Approved Literature (CAL)
Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. publishes books, pamphlets, service materials, and a monthly magazine, The Forum. Most Al-Anon and Alateen meetings offer complimentary literature to newcomers, and offer books and pamphlets for sale.
- Daily Readers
The two Al-Anon daily readers — the “new” Courage to Change and the classic One Day at A Time are available online along with many other books that have helped thousands of alcoholic families.
- Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism
Shows how Al-Anon helps families and friends of alcoholics.
- The Dilemma of the Alcoholic Marriage
Can Al-Anon help your relationship? Explores the problems of alcoholism in marriage, and includes tips for applying the Twelve Steps to relationships.
- From Survival to Recovery:
Growing up in an Alcoholic Home
Al-Anon adult children tell their stories — with pathos and humor, with courage and rigorous honesty — revealing the pain, recovering the past, and renewing the hope for all of us.
- Lois Remembers
Lois W., a co-founder of Al-Anon recalls the eventful years before and after the founding of AA and Al-Anon.
- Paths To Recovery – Al-Anon’s Steps, Traditions, and Concepts
Al-Anon’s Steps, Traditions, and Concepts Shares love, compassion and challenge; the experience, strength and hope of Al-Anon members’ personal growth experiences worldwide. Long awaited and asked for — at last, an in depth study of Al-Anon’s three legacies, the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts.
How to Order
The quickest way to obtain Al-Anon literature is at your nearest Al-Anon Family Group meeting. Titles are available AT COST. Popular titles are usually available at every meeting, or can be ordered through the group secretary.
Literature can be mailed picked up at the Al-Anon Denver Area Service Center or the Pike Peak Al-Anon/Alateen Service Center (Colorado Springs). Go to the Service Center menu for more information.
Why CAL Materials?
Please note that AL-ANON uses only literature approved by the AL-ANON Family Groups World Service Conference at AL-ANON meetings and functions. This Conference Approved Literature (CAL) contains readings written by and selected by participants in the AL-ANON program, which are designed to follow the principles of AL-ANON. These principles include the concept of neutrality and respect for the personal beliefs of individuals in the AL-ANON program.