Find Support With Al-Anon’s Free Downloadable Items

Since its founding in 1951, Al‑Anon Family Groups published more than 100 books and pamphlets that share Al-Anon’s 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.

Al-Anon literature develops entirely from the writings of Al-Anon members throughout the world. Al-Anon literature is usually available at Al-Anon meetings. Some cities, states, and provinces have their own Al-Anon literature distribution centers, where a larger variety of literature is available for purchase.

Literature is also available for purchase on Al-Anon’s on-line store.

Here is a list of free downloads that provide more information about how Al-Anon can help families and friends of alcoholics:

Are You Troubled by Someone’s Drinking? (20 Questions) (S-17)

Twenty questions help families and friends of alcoholics identify a need for Al-Anon.

Detachment (S-19)

Easy-to-use handout explains the basics of detachment from alcoholism.

Has Your Life Been Affected by Someone Else’s Drinking? (S-20)

Twenty questions for young people affected by alcoholism to decide if Alateen is for them.

Did You Grow Up with a Problem Drinker? (S-25)

Twenty questions for adult children of alcoholics to decide if they can benefit from Al-Anon.

Links of Service (S‑28)

Links of Service

A clear and simple depiction of Al‑Anon’s service structure. Six pages.

Fact Sheet for Professionals – English (S‑37E)

Fact Sheet for Professionals, English

Ideal information about the family disease of alcoholism for professionals, including counselors, doctors, and teachers.

Joy of Service (S‑57)

Joy of Service (S‑57)

Describes the growth and recovery that can occur through service. Six pages.

Group Inventory: Use of Conference Approved Literature (CAL) (S‑62)

Questions about Al-Anon literature as an important tool in group meetings and personal recovery. Four pages.

Information for Educators: Alateen Meetings in Schools (S‑64)

Answers the questions educators ask about Alateen, for young people affected by someone else’s drinking.

Alcoholics, Their Families, and the Judicial System (S-65)

Helps lawyers, judges, family advocates, and other legal professionals refer families and friends of alcoholics to Al-Anon. Four pages.

Al-Anon Family Groups Welcomes Native Americans/Aboriginals (S-67)

Outreach tool for Native communities describes the benefits of the Al-Anon program. Six pages.

Al-Anon Family Groups Welcomes All People of Color (S‑68)

Outreach tool for people of color to help identify a need for the Al-Anon program. Six pages.

Al-Anon Family Groups Welcomes Adult Children of Alcoholics (S-69)

Outreach tool for those who grew up with alcoholism. Six pages

Why Conference Approved Literature? (P‑35)

About Al‑Anon literature, how it is developed from members’ shared experiences, and the importance of using it exclusively at Al‑Anon/Alateen meetings. Six pages.

Al‑Anon’s Cofounders (P-87)

The story of our cofounders is the story of the principles of Al-Anon in action.

Resolution of Gratitude to Alcoholics Anonymous

Presented to Alcoholics Anonymous on July 7, 2018 at the 2018 Al-Anon International Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.

Welcoming Checklist

welcoming checklist

Having a plan in place to welcome newcomers and visitors to your group throughout the year helps newcomers and members alike.

Al‑Anon Faces Alcoholism

Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism

Al‑Anon Faces Alcoholism magazine is our annual public outreach magazine designed to introduce families of alcoholics to Al‑Anon and to the importance of family recovery from a relative or friend’s drinking.

Al-Anon: Then and Now (AR-2)

Al-Anon Then and Now pamphlet

A brief history of Al-Anon Family Groups, from the beginnings of A.A. to the present.

Ordering Conference Approved Literature (CAL) (S‑16)

Ordering Conference Approved Literature (CAL) & Authorized Service Materials from the World Service Office

Ordering Conference Approved Literature (CAL) & Authorized Service Materials from the World Service Office. Al‑Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., World Service Office for Al‑Anon and Alateen. For description of items, see catalog S‑15. Prices are U.S. currency. Prices contained herein are subject to change.

Catalog of Al-Anon Conference Approved Literature (CAL) (S‑15)

All Al‑Anon/Alateen material is a collection of the shared experience, strength, and hope of its members, regardless of race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, and walks of life. Further, it is suggested that members read all material, not only that which focuses on particular situations.