Manuals and Guidelines

Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual

Every Al-Anon member is encouraged to actively utilise the Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual. It gives a clear and concise picture of the Al-Anon fellowship, it’s purpose and functions and how it helps us to resolve group problems and maintain unity. Members seeking answers to specific questions of special situations may well find guidance within these pages.

The 2022-2025 version of this Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual is available online on the World Service Office website: See link below.

The hard copy of the Manual can be purchased at your local Area Office.

The section in the Manual titled “Al-Anon and Alateen Groups at Work” is also being printed as a separate booklet (P-24) . It is intended as a tool for groups in the hopes of making this important  information available to more members worldwide.

The “2022-2025 Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual” is online
Members may view, bookmark, save notes, or download a PDF version. It has a variety of interactive features:

Alateen Service e-Manual

This e-Manual is an invaluable tool to provide tips and topics for Al-Anon Members Involved in Alateen Service (AMIAS) and is available at this link:


Useful Al-Anon guidelines for groups such as Beginners’ Meeting (G-2), Taking a Group Inventory (G-8a), Starting an Al-Anon Group (G-12) and Suggested Programmes for Meetings (G-13) are available from the World Service Office website:

WSO Resources

2021 Membership Survey. The World Service Office facilitates the membership survey every three years.The survey documents the benefits of Al‐Anon from the perspective of members who have seen the quality of their lives improve after participating in the Al‐Anon program.

AFG South Africa Resources

Several Service Tools compiled by the South African AFG Member Services Committee, and approved by Conference SA, can be accessed via the links below:

Suggested Guidelines for Zoom Meetings
Guidelines for New Zoom Meeting Participants
Suggested Al-Anon Zoom Meeting Format
Special Note on Anonymity
Suggested Newcomers Readings
Family Gatherings Service Tool #3
Guidelines for Living with an Alcoholic
Business Group Conscience Meetings
Crosstalk/Loving Interchange
Suggested WhatsApp Group Guidelines

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