About Al-Anon Literature

Since its founding in 1951, Al-Anon Family Groups has published more than 100 books and pamphlets that share a 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. It is only one tool of the Al-Anon program.

Al-Anon literature is most fully understood when used in conjunction with other tools of the program. The books and pamphlets can strengthen your recovery, but they cannot substitute for the help and healing that takes place at Al-Anon meetings in the context of a complete recovery program.

Many areas have their own Al-Anon literature distribution centers. When you purchase literature from your group or directly from the Oakland AFG Literature Distribution Center you help financially support the work that our county office provides to all the groups in District 12 and 14. Most meetings offer literature for purchase. Group reps can contact Doug at (248) 259-7027 by call or text to make arrangements for literature orders.

Literature is also available for purchase online from the WSO. NOTE: OaklandAFG does not receive any financial benefit from this link.  Click to redirect to WSO’s Al-Anon on-line store.

Each quarter, a chapter from one of Al-Anon’s books is posted, along with additional information about the topic covered in the sample chapter.

The Forum magazine

Read more about Al-Anon’s monthly magazine, including three articles posted each month from the current issue.  Click to redirect to The Forum.