Al‑Anon Conference Approved Books

Here is a list of Al‑Anon and Alateen books, all of which are CAL (Conference Approved Literature). Most are also available in Spanish and French, as well as other languages.

We carry all Al‑Anon/ and Alateen Conference approved literature and other items for sale at both Al‑Anon/Alateen Information Services of Greater Minneapolis (AIS) 7204 West 27th St., Suite 101, St. Louis Park, and St. Paul Al‑Anon/Alateen Intergroup (SPIG) 253 State St, St. Paul. You can also order literature by phone (952-920-3961) from Al‑Anon/Alateen Information Services of Greater Minneapolis.

The Minneapolis bookstore hours are Monday–Friday 9 AM –4 PM. Closed Saturday. The St. Paul bookstore hours are Noon – 4 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Noon – 8 PM Wednesday. Closed Saturday. If you cannot make it in person, Minneapolis Information Services can ship orders.

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Alateen—Hope for Children of Alcoholics
This basic primer can help anyone seeking an easy-to-understand explanation of alcoholism and the Alateen program. The Steps, Traditions, slogans, personal stories, meeting format, and an Alateen timeline are all included.
B-3, 128 pages. Indexed, soft cover. Updated in 2003.
The Dilemma of the Alcoholic Marriage
Al‑Anon can help with the unique problems of alcoholic relationships. Members share experiences with applying the Twelve Steps to their relationships.
B-4, 102 pages. Indexed, soft cover.
The Al‑Anon Family Groups—Classic Edition
With a new introduction, footnotes, and appendix, the original text of our pioneer members connects us with Al‑Anon’s roots. The hope that this book still offers the world is undeniable.
B-5, 196 pages. Indexed.
One Day at a Time in Al‑Anon
This Al‑Anon classic offers inspirational daily readings relating Al‑Anon philosophy to everyday situations.
B-6, 384 pages. Indexed.
B-14, large print, 384 pages. Indexed.
Lois Remembers
Lois W., cofounder of Al‑Anon, recalls the eventful years before and after the founding of AA and Al‑Anon.
B-7, 208 pages. Illustrated, indexed, soft cover.
Al‑Anon’s Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions
The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions come alive through essays, reflections, and stories from Al‑Anon members. Revised in 2005, re-edited text and several new stories give a fresh approach to an Al‑Anon favorite.
B-8, 150 pages. Indexed.
Alateen—a day at a time
A collection of positive daily sharings written by Alateen members around the world
B-10, 284 pages.
As We Understood …
Al‑Anon members share their understanding of prayer, letting go, fellowship, meditation, a Higher Power, and spiritual awakening.
B-11, 273 pages.
… In All Our Affairs: Making Crises Work for You
Al‑Anon members’ personal stories reveal how applying specific Al‑Anon principles helped them through life’s difficult situations. It includes stories dealing with abuse, death, divorce, violence, infidelity, and more.
B-15, 255 pages. Indexed, soft cover.
Courage to Change     One Day at a Time in Al‑Anon II
This collection of insightful daily reflections reveals the surprisingly simple things that can transform lives.
B-16, 384 pages. Indexed.
B-16 CD-ROM , PC Format, includes audi.
B-17, 384 pages. Indexed, large print.
From Survival to Recovery: Growing Up in an Alcoholic Home
Al‑Anon adult children tell their stories—with pathos, humor, courage, and honesty, renewing hope for all of us.
B-21, 303 pages. Indexed.
How Al‑Anon Works for Families & Friends of Alcoholics
Al‑Anon's “basic book” reflects the shared wisdom of Al‑Anon members today. The most comprehensive book on Al‑Anon is excellent for personal and meeting study.
B-32, 416 pages. Indexed. softcover.
Courage to Be Me—Living with Alcoholism
Alateen’s most comprehensive book, filled with shared recovery written by Alateen members.
B-23, 326 pages. Indexed, soft cover..
Paths to Recovery—Al‑Anon’s Steps, Traditions, and Concepts
A guide for study of Al‑Anon’s three Legacies. Chapters on each Step, Tradition, and Concept of Service include insightful text, poignant personal stories, and thought-provoking questions for group or individual study.
B-24, 366 pages. Indexed.
Paths to Recovery Workbook
Contains the thought-provoking questions on each Step, Tradition, and Concept of Service found in Paths to Recovery (B-24), with space to write answers.
P-93, 112 pages. Spiral bound and 8.5 x 11. Three-hole punched.
Living Today in Alateen
Alateen’s newest daily reader, filled with wonderful, hope-filled personal sharings. The simplicity and straightforwardness of these pages can show all of us, regardless of age, how to live right now, today.
B-26, 378 pages. Indexed.
Hope for Today
This inspiring and thought-provoking daily reader is based on the sharings of Al‑Anon’s adult children members. It is a book for anyone who wants to grow in acceptance, compassion, and understanding.
B-27, 383 pages. Indexed.
B-28, 383 pages. Large Print, soft cover. Indexed.
Opening Our Hearts, Transforming Our Losses
This book invites us to acknowledge, understand, and accept the losses we have experienced as a result of someone else’s alcoholism, including death, financial ruin, abandoned dreams, and vanished self-esteem.
B-29, 193 pages.
Discovering Choices, Our Recovery in Relationships
This book explores the many facets of our recovery in relationships. Drawing on the experience, strength, and hope of hundreds of members, it sheds light on how alcoholism has affected many different types of relationships in many different ways. It also shares why various Al‑Anon tools have been helpful in improving our relationships or our attitudes about them.
B-30, 335 pages. Indexed, soft cover.
Many Voices, One Journey — Al‑Anon Family Groups
Al‑Anon’s story of growth and recovery as experienced by the fellowship and its members over the past 60 years. Sharings from archival papers, official documents, published articles, and personal recollections, interspersed with insightful discussion questions, highlight the changes faced by not only Al‑Anon’s members, but Al‑Anon itself.
B-31. 426 pages. Indexed, softcover.
Reaching for Personal Freedom:Living the Legacies
A workbook for using Al-Anon’s Twelve Steps, Traditions, and Concepts of Service in one’s personal life, it provides insightful examples from members and thought-provoking questions.
P-92. 176 pages. Spiral bound and 8.5 x 11. Three-hole punched.
Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships
Members share their challenges with all aspects of intimacy – physical, emotional and spiritual – in all relationships affected by the family illness of alcoholism.
B-33. 144 pages. Indexed, softcover.
A Little Time for Myself
Al-Anon's latest daily reader shares the personal experiences and many voices of the Al-Anon fellowship today, illustrating that Al-Anon is indeed for anyone affected by someone else's drinking.
B-34. Indexed. 384 pages.

Updated 8 April 2024