Descriptions of Selected Literature for Professionals

Pamphlets:

P-7 Guide for the Family of the Alcoholic
A clear and realistic look at alcoholism, the problems encountered by those close to the alcoholic, and the choices available to the family. Revised 2004. 12 pages. Source: WSO

P-14 So You Love an Alcoholic
First steps to a changed attitude toward the alcoholic. Unexpected answers to the question, "What shall I do?" Revised 2003. 6 pages. Source: WSO

p-32 This is Al-Anon
Meeting guides in your pocket: Al-Anon's suggested Opening, Welcome, Preamble, serenity Prayer, Twelve Steps and Traditions, the slogans and the Closing. 16 pages. Source: NCWSA

P-33 Why Anonymity in Al-Anon?
Personal anonymity is a spiritual principle of Al-Anon members. Include examples that respect confidences of members in everyday situations. Eight pages. Source: WSO

P-35 Why Conference Approved Literature?
Explains how Al-Anon Conference Approved Literature comes to be and the importance of using only Al-Anon Conference Approved Literature at Al-Anon and Alateen meetings. 6 pages. Source: NCWSA

P-36 Al-Anon Fact File
Factual information for the general public, media, professional community and those working in the field of alcohol treatment. 16 pages. Source: NCWSA

P-41 Facts about Alateen
P-41: "Facts about Alateen" Explains our fellowship of young people whose lives have been affected by alcoholism in a family member or close friend. 4 pages. Source: NCWSA

P-44 What's "Drunk" Mama?
Large print illustrated booklet helps younger children understand alcoholism. 31 pages. Source: NCWSA

P-53 Al-Anon Spoken Here
Why are Al-Anon meetings the way they are? Questions and answers that lead to a better understanding of Al-Anon. 8 pages. Source: NCWSA

P-65 Anonymity
Respect for personal anonymity is explained along with ways anonymity can be broken. Explains Al-Anon's public relations policy of attraction. 6 pages. Source: NCWSA

P-67 Dear Mom and Dad
This powerful leaflet gives a clear picture of what Alateen means to Alateen members. For parents, teachers, friends and others. 6 pages. Source: NCWSA

P-86 A Guide to Alateen Sponsorship: An Unforgettable Experience
This comprehensive volume contains everything Al-Anon members need to know about sponsoring an Alateen Group. This book is a compilation of the experience, strength and hope of Alateen sponsors and members. It is a guide, encouraging Al-Anon members who serve as Alateen group sponsors to find new ways to handle situations as they arise, using the Twelve Traditions as the guiding force. Soft cover. Indexed. 194 pages. ISBN 0-910034-29-X. Source: NCWSA

S-4 Information for the Newcomer
Brief explanation of Al-Anon. Six Pages. Source: WSO

S-17 Are You Troubled by Someone's Drinking? Al-Anon Is for You!
Questionnaire that helps identify a need for Al-Anon. Source: WSO

S-19 Detachment
Everything you always wanted to know about detachment in an easy-to-use handout. Source: WSO

S-20 Has Your Life Been Affected by Someone Else's Drinking? Alateen Is for You!
Twenty questions help young people decide if Alateen is for them. Source: WSO

S-25 Did You Grow Up With a Problem Drinker? Al-Anon is for You!
Questionnaire that helps individuals decide if they can benefit from Al-Anon. Twenty questions. Excellent pamphlet. Source: WSO

Books:

B-1 Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism
Illustrates to professionals how Al-Anon helps families and friends of Alcoholics. Indexed. 265 pages. ISBN 0-910034-55-9 Source: NCWSA

B-3 Alateen: Hope for Children of Alcoholics
Alateen helps young people deal with the effects of alcoholism in their home. Indexed. 115 pages. ISBN 0-910034-20-6 Source: NCWSA

B-4 Dilemma of the Alcoholic Marriage
Can Al-Anon help your relationship? Explores the problems of alcoholism in marriage, and includes tips for applying the 12 Steps to relationships. Indexed. 100 pages. ISBN 0-910034-18-4 Source: NCWSA

B-6 One Day at a Time in Al-Anon
Inspirational daily readings relate Al-Anon philosophy to every day situations. Indexed. 376 pages. ISBN 0-910034-21-4 Source: NCWSA

B-10 Alateen -- A Day at a Time
A collection of positive, daily sharings written by Alateen members around the world. Indexed. 384 pages. ISBN 0-910034-53-2 Source: NCWSA

B-11 As We Understood
Al-Anon members share their understanding of a Higher Power, fellowship, spiritual awakening, prayer, meditation, and letting go. Indexed. 269 pages. ISBN 0-910034-56-7 Source: NCWSA

B-14 One Day at a Time in Al-Anon
Inspirational daily readings relate Al-Anon philosophy to every day situations. LARGE PRINT. ISBN 0-910034-63-X Source: NCWSA

B-15 In All Our Affairs: Making Crises Work for You
Al-Anon members reveal how they deal with life's difficult by applying specific Al-Anon principles. Includes sharings on intimacy, abuse, violence, relationships, parenting, work, illness and imprisonment. Indexed. 256 pages. ISBN 0-910034-73-7 Source: NCWSA

B-16 Courage To Change: One Day at a Time in Al-Anon II
A masterful collection of insightful daily reflections reveals the surprisingly simple things that transform lives. Indexed. 384 pages. ISBN 0-910034-79-6 Source: NCWSA

B-17 Courage To Change: One Day at a Time in Al-Anon II
A masterful collection of insightful daily reflections reveals the surprisingly simple things that transform lives. LARGE PRINT. ISBN 0-910034-84-2 Source: NCWSA

B-21 From Survival to Recovery: Growing Up in an Alcoholic Home
The family disease of alcoholism is discussed with courage and honesty - revealing the pain, recovering from the past and renewing hope for all of us. Indexed. 302 pages. ISBN 0-910034-97-4 Source: NCWSA

B-22 How Al-Anon Works for Families and Friends of Alcoholics
Released in 1995, this volume reflects the shared wisdom of Al-Anon members today. The most comprehensive book on Al-Anon, excellent for personal and meeting study. Indexed. 388 pages. ISBN 0-910034-26-5 Source: NCWSA

B-23 Courage to be Me: Living with Alcoholism
Introduced in 1996, this book was written for and by Alateens of all ages. Young people and adults will treasure the honesty and strength of recovery shown. Chapters include Courage, Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, Slogans, Newcomers, Working toward solutions and Sponsorship. Soft cover. Indexed. 326 pages. ISBN 0-910034-30-3 Source: NCWSA

B-24 Paths to Recovery: Al-Anon's Steps, Traditions and Concepts
Introduced in 1997, a comprehensive text that describes how the Al-Anon's Steps, Traditions and Concepts can apply to our daily lives, as well as in our relationships with each other and with the world at large. In addition to text, this book contains sharings from members. Each chapter asks insightful questions that trigger our thoughts about using the Steps, Traditions and Concepts. Indexed. 388 pages. ISBN 0-910034-31-1 Source: NCWSA

NCWSA: Reprinted with permission of Northern California World Service Area of AFG.
WSO: Reprinted with permission of World Service Office.
AWSC: Reprinted with permission of Colorado World Service of AFG.