Frequently Asked Questions 2017-12-22T11:00:32+00:00
Can I reprint any CAL on the Internet? 2017-12-22T11:46:34+00:00

The World Service Office does not permit Conference Approved Literature (CAL) to be duplicated on websites. Registered on-line meetings can obtain permission (renewed annually) to use brief excerpts from CAL in their meetings.

Click here to see a list of Al-Anon service tools that can be posted on-line without the written permission.

What about sharings from The Forum? 2017-12-22T11:10:42+00:00

Selected sharings from Al-Anon’s monthly magazine are featured on your WSO World Wide Web page. These may be downloaded and shared with others. Only articles in The Forum that are followed by these words can be downloaded and shared: Feel free to duplicate this article on the Internet with the following credit line: Reprinted with permission of The Forum, Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA.

In sharing on-line can I quote one or two lines from my favorite book to emphasize my sharing? 2017-12-22T11:10:19+00:00

On-line meetings can obtain annual licensing to use brief quotes from CAL at their meetings; contact the WSO for information. This licensing by the meeting is necessary in order for CAL to be quoted by members. Please click here to acquire the form.

Can I use the name Al-Anon or Alateen in a new book I am writing? 2017-12-22T11:09:55+00:00

Al-Anon and Alateen are registered names by Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. Blanket permission to use the names is given to the Al-Anon/Alateen family groups throughout the world. Use outside of the fellowship will be considered on a case by case basis. Permission to use the names Al-Anon or Alateen in the book title or sub-title will be denied.

What about quoting CAL in my new book? 2017-12-22T11:44:23+00:00

Permission for any quotes from Al-Anon copyrighted material, regardless of length, in publications outside of the fellowship must be requested in writing. It is necessary to give credit by stating: “From (identify the publication), copyright 20__, by Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. Reprinted by permission of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.”

Can I put the Steps, Traditions or Concepts of Service in my book? 2017-12-22T11:04:53+00:00

Alcoholics Anonymous holds the copyright on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions; you need to secure in writing permission from them (Alcoholics Anonymous, P.O. Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163) to use the Steps or Traditions. To use the Twelve Concepts of Service, you must request permission from the Al-Anon WSO.