Group and Member Resources
New: Alateen eBook
"Our literature is the principal means by which growth, unity and service in Al-Anon is facilitated. The influence of the many thousands of books and pamphlets is incalculable.” Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual
Our Al-Anon literature is only one of the tools in the Al-Anon programme and is most beneficial when used in conjunction with the other tools. The books and pamphlets can strengthen our recovery, but they cannot substitute for the help and healing that takes place at Al-Anon meetings in the context of a complete recovery programme. The literature supplements the face-to-face meetings where Al-Anon members share their insights and experiences with each other.
Pamphlets are a good way to get quick tips on aspects of the Al-Anon programme, short and sweet and to-the-point, they can be most helpful in times of crisis.
Some books and pamphlets are printed in South Africa under licence from the Al-Anon World Service Office (WSO) which helps to achieve a more affordable product. The sale of literature is the main source of income for the South African General Service Office (GSO). Special permission by WSO has also been granted allowing GSO SA to translate, print and distribute certain of the pamphlets into local languages. These pamphlets are available from the Area offices whose details are listed below.
The books pictured below are the most popular among members. Those books which have codes (in brackets) that end in 'ZA', are books printed and sold in South Africa.
Details of these books, as well as a catalogue of all books and pamphlets available, can be found on the WSO Members' site by clicking on the link below:- https://al-anon.org/for-members/members-resources/literature/magazines/
Guidelines for the use of Conference Approved Literature (CAL)
Courage To Change
One Day At A Time In Al-Anon
Insightful reflections reveal surprisingly simple things that can transform lives
Hope For Today
Daily sharings from Al-Anon's adult children members
Paths To Recovery: Al-Anon's Steps, Traditions and Concepts (B-24)
Thorough study guide for our Legacies.
How Al-Anon Works: for Families and Friends of Alcoholics (B32ZA)
This is the essential book on Al-Anon Family Groups
Al-Anon's Twelve Steps & Traditions
The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, come alive through essays, reflections and members stories. Includes thought-provoking questions.
In All Our Affairs
Making Crises Work For You (B-15)
Facing difficult situations, members reveal how they applied specific Al-Anon principles.
Many Voices, One Journey
Personal stories, interspersed with insightful discussion and questions.
From Survival To Recovery
Al-Anon Adult Children tell their stories and why Al-Anon can help.
Opening Our Hearts
Transforming Our Losses (B-29)
Members share how they have learned to acknowledge and accept their losses with the help of Al-Anon Family Groups.
Recovery in relationships affected by alcoholism is explored in-depth.
The Dilemma Of The Alcoholic Marriage
Help for the spouse in dealing with problems in alcoholic relationships.
Paths To Recovery
Thought-provoking questions on each Step, Tradition, and Concept of Service.
Reaching For Personal Freedom:
Living The Legacies (P92ZA)
Workbook for using Al-Anon's Twelve Steps, Traditions, and Concepts of Service in one's personal life
Blueprint For Progress
4th Step Inventory (Revised) (P91ZA)
Workbook for conducting an in-depth personal inventory.
Brand new Releases
Intimacy in Alcoholic relationships (B-33)
Members share their challenges with all aspects of intimacy - physical, emotional and spiritual - in all relationships effected by the family illness of alcoholism.
Indexed, Soft cover, 144 pages.
Limited Commemorative Printing:
50th Anniversary One Day At A Time (B6‑50)
An Al‑Anon classic! Inspirational readings relate Al‑Anon philosophy to everyday situations, helping to make each day better than the one before.
This is now available for downloading on any eBook reader including Android or Apple smartphones at:
To request prices or to purchase literature please contact your local Area Service Office:
Unit B5, N1 City Mews
Cnr. Frans Conradie Drive & Manus Gerber Street
Tel: (021) 595 4517
4th Floor Doone House
379 Anton Lembede Street
Tel: (031) 304 1826
Bank Name: ABSA
Account name : Al-Anon Family Groups Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN)
Account number : 4074787557
Branch name : Musgrave
Branch code : 632005
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