Since the 1980s, as more adult children of alcoholics attended Al-Anon, they began writing and sharing their stories, helping to make our Conference Approved Literature (CAL) more reflective of our membership as a whole. Take a look at the following books and pamphlets that deal specifically with adult children issues.

  • Did You Grow Up with a Problem Drinker? (S-25)
  • Al-Anon Family Groups Welcome Adult Children of Alcoholics (S-69)
  • Al-Anon Sharings from Adult Children (P-47)
  • From Survival to Recovery: Growing up in an Alcoholic Home (B-21)
  • Hope for Today (B-27)

Additionally, every Al-Anon book produced in the last 35 years has included the input and sharings of our adult children members. In How Al-Anon Works for Families and Friends of Alcoholics (B-22), 18 of its 42 personal stories are from adult children. Dozens of the stories in Opening Our Hearts, Transforming Our Losses (B-29); Discovering Choices (B-30); and Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships (B-33) are from adult children. By looking up “Diversity, Adult children of alcoholics” in the index of Many Voices, One Journey (B-31) you can trace the history of adult children within our fellowship.