AIS Literature Catalog

(All Al-Anon and Alateen literature displayed in alphabetical order.)

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Hope & Understanding for Parents and Grandparents
Hope & Understanding for Parents and Grandparents

This pamphlet includes a description of the challenges facing parents and grandparents of young problem drinkers, as well as a wide variety of inspiring personal stories. It also includes a section on how parents and grandparents apply the Twe [...]

Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships
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. Indexed, softcover. 144 pages. [B-33] ISBN-10:                                [...]

One Day at a Time in Al-Anon 50th Anniversary
One Day at a Time in Al-Anon 50th Anniversary

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Al-Anon’s beloved first daily reader with this limited printing commemorative cover and gold ribbon. The text remains unchanged, as powerful and inspirational as it was five decades ago. While supplies last. [...]

All Books:

…In All Our Affairs: Making Crises Work for You
…In All Our Affairs: Making Crises Work for You

Facing difficult situations, members reveal how they applied specific Al-Anon principles. Includes overcoming problems with abuse, death, infidelity, and more. Indexed, softcover. 255 pages. [B-15] ISBN-10: 0910034737  ISBN-13: 978-091003473 [...]

Al-Anon’s Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions (Revised)
Al-Anon’s Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions (Revised)

Our first two Legacies, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, come alive through essays, reflections, and members' stories. Indexed. 164 pages. [B-8] ISBN-10: 0910034435  ISBN-13: 978-0910034432

Alateen – a day at a time
Alateen – a day at a time

Daily help for teens. Positive sharings from Alateen members around the world. Indexed. 384 pages. [B-10] ISBN-10: 0910034532  ISBN-13: 9780910034531

Alateen – Hope for Children of Alcoholics
Alateen – Hope for Children of Alcoholics

Basic introductory book for teens affected by someone else's drinking. Easy-to-understand explanation of alcoholism and the Alateen program. Indexed, softcover. 128 pages. [B-3] ISBN-10: 0910034206  ISBN-13: 9780910034203

Alateen Program Card
Alateen Program Card

Wallet card with Alateen Preamble, Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Serenity Prayer. [M-18]

Alateen Sponsorship – Is it for You?
Alateen Sponsorship – Is it for You?

Questions for Al-Anon members help to decide about sponsoring an Alateen group. [S-27] Click here for free download

Alateen Talks Back On: Acceptance
Alateen Talks Back On: Acceptance

Alateen members share on accepting the reality of their lives using prose, poetry, and artwork from the Alateen Talk newsletter. Illustrated. 32 pages. [P-68]

Alateen Talks Back On: Detachment
Alateen Talks Back On: Detachment

Alateen members share on letting go with love, using prose, poetry, and artwork from the Alateen Talk newsletter. Illustrated. 32 pages. [P-73]

Alateen Talks Back On: Serenity
Alateen Talks Back On: Serenity

Alateen members share on searching for serenity using prose, poetry, and artwork from the Alateen Talk newsletter. Illustrated. 32 pages. [P-69]

Alateen Talks Back On: Slogans
Alateen Talks Back On: Slogans

Alateen members share how the slogans help, using prose, poetry, and artwork from the Alateen Talk newsletter. Illustrated. 32 pages. [P-70]

Alateens 4th Step Inventory (workbook)
Alateens 4th Step Inventory (workbook)

This workbook keeps it simple for members of any age, with questions, cartoons, and space to write or draw your feelings. 48 pages. [P-64]

Alateens Share with Adults in Their Lives (formerly Dear Mom & Dad)
Alateens Share with Adults in Their Lives (formerly Dear Mom & Dad)

For any adult in contact with a teenager affected by someone else's drinking. (Formerly titled Dear Mom & Dad.) Six pages. [P-67]

As We Understood…
As We Understood…

Spirituality, Al-Anon style. Members share their understanding of the spiritual ideas and tools of the Al-Anon program. Indexed. 273 pages. [B-11] ISBN-10: 0910034567  ISBN-13: 9780910034562

Courage to Be Me – Living with Alcoholism
Courage to Be Me – Living with Alcoholism

Alateen's most comprehensive book, filled with shared recovery from Alateen members. Includes workshops for group discussions. Indexed, softcover. 326 pages. [B-23] ISBN-10: 0910034303  ISBN-13: 9780910034302

Courage to Change – One Day at a Time in Al-Anon II
Courage to Change – One Day at a Time in Al-Anon II

More daily inspiration from a fresh, diverse perspective. Insightful reflections reveal surprisingly simple things that can transform lives. Indexed. 384 pages. [B-16] ISBN-10: 0910034796  ISBN-13: 9780910034791 Also available in Large prin [...]

Daily Checklist of Myself
Daily Checklist of Myself

For Alateen members taking a daily inventory, this handy Step Ten sheet can help. [S-6]

Discovering Choices
Discovering Choices

Members share how they have improved a wide variety of relationships affected by alcoholism by using the program’s tools. Indexed, softcover. 335 pages. [B-30] ISBN-10: 0981501737  ISBN-13: 9780981501734

Do’s and Don’ts, Alateen Wallet Card
Do’s and Don’ts, Alateen Wallet Card

Helpful suggestions on what to do-and what not to do. Wallet card. [M-9]

Facts about Alateen
Facts about Alateen

Basic information about Alateen, for young people affected by someone else's drinking. Six pages. [P-41]

From Survival to Recovery: Growing Up in an Alcoholic Home
From Survival to Recovery: Growing Up in an Alcoholic Home

Al-Anon adult children tell their stories. Explores the long-term effects of being raised with alcoholism, and why Al-Anon can help. Indexed. 303 pages.  [B-21] ISBN-10: 0910034974  ISBN-13: 978-0910034975

Has Your Life Been Affected by Someone Else’s Drinking?
Has Your Life Been Affected by Someone Else’s Drinking?

Twenty questions for young people to decide if Alateen is for them. [S-20] Click here for free download

Hope for Today
Hope for Today

Daily sharings from Al-Anon's adult children members are for anyone who wants to grow in acceptance, compassion, and understanding. Indexed. 383 pages. [B-27] ISBN-10: 0910034397  ISBN-13: 9780910034395 Also available in Large print. [B-28] [...]

How Al-Anon Works for Families & Friends of Alcoholics
How Al-Anon Works for Families & Friends of Alcoholics

Al-Anon's basic book is ideal for sharing widely with newcomers as a way of “paying our gratitude forward.” Indexed, 416 pages. {B-22] ISBN-10: 0910034265  ISBN-13: 9780910034265 Also available in softcover. [B-32] ISBN-10: 0981501788  ISB [...]

If Your Parents Drink Too Much (Cartoon)
If Your Parents Drink Too Much (Cartoon)

Alateen's cartoon booklet presents three separate stories of teenagers whose parents have drinking problems. 24 pages. [P-22]

Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships
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. Indexed, softcover. 144 pages. [B-33] ISBN-10:                                [...]

Just for Today, Alateen Bookmark
Just for Today, Alateen Bookmark

Offers Alateen ideas for making each day special, and reminders for focusing on the present. Bookmark. [M-13]

Just for Today, Alateen Wallet Card
Just for Today, Alateen Wallet Card

Offers Alateen ideas for making each day special, and reminders for focusing on the present. Wallet Card. [M-11]

Living Today in Alateen
Living Today in Alateen

Alateen's second daily reader shows how members practice the program right now, today. Indexed. 378 pages. [B-26] ISBN-10: 0910034389  ISBN-13: 9780910034388

Lois Remembers
Lois Remembers

Al-Anon's beginnings, as recalled by our cofounder, Lois W. She also describes the eventful years leading up to the founding of A.A. and Al-Anon. Illustrated, indexed, softcover. 208 pages. [B-7] ISBN-10: 0910034230  ISBN-13: 978-0910034234

Many Voices, One Journey – Al-Anon Family Groups
Many Voices, One Journey – Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon's story of growth and recovery as experienced by individual members and the fellowship as a whole over Al-Anon’s first 60 years. Indexed, softcover. 426 pages. [B-31] ISBN-10: 098150177X  ISBN-13: 978-0981501772

Moving On! From Alateen to Al-Anon
Moving On! From Alateen to Al-Anon

Transitioning into Al-Anon described by former Alateen members as they continue recovery. 12 pages. [P-59]

One Day at a Time in Al-Anon
One Day at a Time in Al-Anon

An Al-Anon classic! Inspirational readings relate Al-Anon philosophy to everyday situations, helping to make each day better than the one before. Indexed. 384 pages. [B-6] ISBN-10: 0910034214  ISBN-13: 978-0910034210 Also available in Large [...]

One Day at a Time in Al-Anon 50th Anniversary
One Day at a Time in Al-Anon 50th Anniversary

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Al-Anon’s beloved first daily reader with this limited printing commemorative cover and gold ribbon. The text remains unchanged, as powerful and inspirational as it was five decades ago. While supplies last. [...]

Opening Our Hearts, Transforming Our Losses
Opening Our Hearts, Transforming Our Losses

Grief and loss affect almost every aspect of living-or having lived-with alcoholism. Members share how they have learned to acknowledge and accept these losses with the help of Al-Anon Family Groups. Indexed, softcover. 201 pages. [B-29] ISB [...]

Paths to Recovery – Al-Anon’s Steps, Traditions, and Concepts
Paths to Recovery – Al-Anon’s Steps, Traditions, and Concepts

Thorough study guide for our Legacies. In-depth chapters on each Step, Tradition, and Concept of Service provide insight. Includes thought-provoking questions. Indexed. 366 pages. [B-24] ISBN-10: 0910034311  ISBN-13: 9780910034319

The Al-Anon Family Groups – Classic Edition
The Al-Anon Family Groups – Classic Edition

Al-Anon's first book, in its original text, remains pertinent, connecting us with our pioneer members' legacy. With an added introduction, footnotes, and appendix. Indexed. 196 pages. [B-5] ISBN-10: 0910034362  ISBN-13: 978-0910034364

The Dilemma of the Alcoholic Marriage
The Dilemma of the Alcoholic Marriage

Help for the spouse in dealing with problems in alcoholic relationships. Discusses anger, communication, sex, and more. Indexed, softcover. 102 pages. [B-4] ISBN-10: 0910034184  ISBN-13: 9780910034180

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions for Alateen
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions for Alateen

Great meeting topic guide on our first two Legacies. Includes questions, discussions, and personal reflections by Alateen members. 60 pages. [P-18]

Youth and the Alcoholic Parent
Youth and the Alcoholic Parent

Questions and suggestions help young people improve their own lives. 12 pages. [P-21]

All Booklets:

Al-Anon and Alateen Groups at Work
Al-Anon and Alateen Groups at Work

Indispensable resource for members and groups. Includes Meeting Format, as well as ideas and information to encourage group unity. 80 pages. [P-24]

Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual
Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual

Essential reference sourcebook. Contains "Al-Anon and Alateen Groups at Work," "Digest of Al-Anon and Alateen Policies," "World Service Handbook," and descriptive text explaining "Al-Anon's Twelve Concepts of Service." Current edition. Indexe [...]

Alateen Talks Back On: Acceptance
Alateen Talks Back On: Acceptance

Alateen members share on accepting the reality of their lives using prose, poetry, and artwork from the Alateen Talk newsletter. Illustrated. 32 pages. [P-68]

Alateen Talks Back On: Detachment
Alateen Talks Back On: Detachment

Alateen members share on letting go with love, using prose, poetry, and artwork from the Alateen Talk newsletter. Illustrated. 32 pages. [P-73]

Alateen Talks Back On: Serenity
Alateen Talks Back On: Serenity

Alateen members share on searching for serenity using prose, poetry, and artwork from the Alateen Talk newsletter. Illustrated. 32 pages. [P-69]

Alateen Talks Back On: Slogans
Alateen Talks Back On: Slogans

Alateen members share how the slogans help, using prose, poetry, and artwork from the Alateen Talk newsletter. Illustrated. 32 pages. [P-70]

Alateens 4th Step Inventory (workbook)
Alateens 4th Step Inventory (workbook)

This workbook keeps it simple for members of any age, with questions, cartoons, and space to write or draw your feelings. 48 pages. [P-64]

Blueprint for Progress (Original Version)
Blueprint for Progress (Original Version)

Al-Anon's Fourth Step booklet includes reflections and inventory questions on six different aspects of personal growth. 5 ½ X 8 ½ , 64 pages. [P-5] (Also see P-91) ISBN-10: 0910034591  ISBN-13: 9780910034593

Blueprint for Progress: 4th Step Inventory
Blueprint for Progress: 4th Step Inventory

Workbook for conducting an in-depth inventory, expanded from P-5 to include additional sections on fear, anger, control, intimacy, sex, finances, and spirituality. Spiral bound and 8 ½ x 11. Three-hole punched. 96 pages. [P-91] ISBN-10: 0910 [...]

Living with Sobriety
Living with Sobriety

Sobriety brings new challenges for the family and friends as well as the alcoholic. In this booklet, members share how they met these challenges. Indexed. 52 pages. [P-49] ISBN-10: 0910034583  ISBN-13: 978-0910034586

Paths to Recovery Workbook
Paths to Recovery Workbook

This companion piece to Paths to Recovery (B-24) contains the thought-provoking questions on each Step, Tradition, and Concept of Service found in the book, with space to write answers. Spiral bound and 8 ½ x 11. Three-hole punched. 112 pages [...]

Reaching for Personal Freedom – Living the Legacies
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. Spiral bound and 8 ½ x 11. Three-hole punched. 176 pages. [ [...]

When I Got Busy, I Got Better
When I Got Busy, I Got Better

The secret to recovery is service. Members share how Twelfth Step work builds self-esteem, confidence, and trust while reducing fear and isolation. 64 pages. [P-78]

World Service Conference Summary
World Service Conference Summary

Reports and recovery stories from Al-Anon's annual Conference, held to ensure worldwide service and unity. Includes the World Service Office Annual Report. Current edition. 108 pages. [P-46]

All Pamphlets:

A Guide for the Family of the Alcoholic
A Guide for the Family of the Alcoholic

Clear, realistic look at alcoholism, the problems encountered by those close to the alcoholic, and the choices available to the family. 12 pages. [P-7]

Al-Anon Fact File
Al-Anon Fact File

Factual information for the general public, media, and professional community. Eight pages. [P-36]

Al-Anon Is for Men
Al-Anon Is for Men

Helps men identify typical reactions to alcoholism in another person. Six pages. [P-1]

Al-Anon Sharings from Adult Children
Al-Anon Sharings from Adult Children

Lingering effects of parental alcoholism are illustrated through personal stories. Includes section on how adult children apply the Twelve Steps. 24 pages. [P-47]

Al-Anon Spoken Here
Al-Anon Spoken Here

Keeping it Al-Anon to avoid dilution of our program. Questions and answers help us maintain our focus on Al-Anon, regardless of other interests or affiliations. Eight pages. [P-53]

Al-Anon, You, and the Alcoholic
Al-Anon, You, and the Alcoholic

Q & A basics address the most common concerns about Al-Anon and how it helps. Eight pages. [P-2]

Al-Anon’s Cofounders
Al-Anon’s Cofounders

About Al-Anon's beginnings, and how Lois W. and Anne B. founded Al-Anon Family Groups. Six pages. [P-87]

Al-Anon’s Twelve Traditions Illustrated
Al-Anon’s Twelve Traditions Illustrated

Al-Anon's second Legacy described with simplicity and humor to help us grasp the principles of the Twelve Traditions. Illustrated. 32 pages. [P-60]

Alateens Share with Adults in Their Lives (formerly Dear Mom & Dad)
Alateens Share with Adults in Their Lives (formerly Dear Mom & Dad)

For any adult in contact with a teenager affected by someone else's drinking. (Formerly titled Dear Mom & Dad.) Six pages. [P-67]

Alcoholism, a Merry-Go-Round Named Denial
Alcoholism, a Merry-Go-Round Named Denial

An Al-Anon classic! Dramatic analogy helps family members and friends see roles they play in the lives of alcoholics. 24 pages. [P-3]

Alcoholism, the Family Disease
Alcoholism, the Family Disease

Longtime favorite includes personal stories, questions and answers, "Do's and Don'ts," "Just for Today," "Maturity Checklist," and the "Three Obstacles to Success in Al-Anon." 32 pages. [P-4] Also available in Large print. [P-4L]

Does She Drink Too Much?
Does She Drink Too Much?

Men affected by women alcoholics share how Al-Anon has helped them. Six pages. [P-62]

Doubting Your Sanity? (English/Spanish)
Doubting Your Sanity? (English/Spanish)

Ideal handouts for professionals and facilities. [P-89es] Click here for free download Also available in English/French. [P-89ef] Click here for free download

Facts about Alateen
Facts about Alateen

Basic information about Alateen, for young people affected by someone else's drinking. Six pages. [P-41]

Freedom from Despair
Freedom from Despair

A message of hope for anyone facing alcoholism, a problem we can't solve alone. Four pages. [P-6]

Hope & Understanding for Parents and Grandparents
Hope & Understanding for Parents and Grandparents

This pamphlet includes a description of the challenges facing parents and grandparents of young problem drinkers, as well as a wide variety of inspiring personal stories. It also includes a section on how parents and grandparents apply the Twe [...]

How Can I Help My Children?
How Can I Help My Children?

Inspiring stories by parents describe how they helped their children understand the family disease of alcoholism. 24 pages. [P-9]

If Your Parents Drink Too Much (Cartoon)
If Your Parents Drink Too Much (Cartoon)

Alateen's cartoon booklet presents three separate stories of teenagers whose parents have drinking problems. 24 pages. [P-22]

Living in a Shelter? (English/Spanish)
Living in a Shelter? (English/Spanish)

Ideal handout for professionals and facilities. [P-82es] Click here for free download Also available in English/French. [P-82ef] Click here for free download

Moving On! From Alateen to Al-Anon
Moving On! From Alateen to Al-Anon

Transitioning into Al-Anon described by former Alateen members as they continue recovery. 12 pages. [P-59]

Purpose and Suggestions
Purpose and Suggestions

Al-Anon's first pamphlet describes our fellowship's purpose and suggestions for applying it to improve our lives. Six pages. [P-13]

Service Sponsorship: Working Smarter Not Harder
Service Sponsorship: Working Smarter Not Harder

Benefits of not doing it alone by having or being a Service Sponsor are explained. Includes tips for effective service experiences. Eight pages. [P-88]

So You Love an Alcoholic
So You Love an Alcoholic

Suggests first steps to take for a changed attitude toward the alcoholic. Unexpected answers to the question, "What shall I do?" Six pages. [P-14]

Sponsorship, What It’s All About
Sponsorship, What It’s All About

Basic explanation of sponsorship provides guidance on finding a Sponsor, what to expect, and suggestions for Sponsors. 16 pages. [P-31]

The Al-Anon Focus
The Al-Anon Focus

Al-Anon members who are recovering alcoholics describe how focusing on the Al-Anon approach has helped them face the effects of someone else's drinking. Six pages. [P-45]

The Concepts – Al-Anon’s Bests Kept Secret
The Concepts – Al-Anon’s Bests Kept Secret

Explains Al-Anon's third Legacy for worldwide service in an easy-to-understand manner. Illustrated. 32 pages. [P-57]

The Twelve Steps and Traditions
The Twelve Steps and Traditions

A pocket-sized starter guide to Al-Anon's Steps and Traditions. Also includes the "Three Obstacles to Success in Al-Anon." 24 pages. [P-17]

This Is Al-Anon
This Is Al-Anon

Mini meeting guide includes Al-Anon's Suggested Welcome; Preamble; Serenity Prayer; Twelve Steps, Traditions, Concepts of Service; the slogans; and Closing. 12 pages. [P-32]

Three Views of Al-Anon-Alcoholics Speak to the Family
Three Views of Al-Anon-Alcoholics Speak to the Family

Includes "An Open Letter from an Alcoholic" and other insightful essays from A.A. members on why they recommend Al-Anon to the families and friends of alcoholics. Eight pages. [P-15]

To Parents of Alcoholics
To Parents of Alcoholics

Sharings from parents of alcoholics and answers to frequently asked questions help relieve the fear, anger, blame, guilt, and confusion of realizing your child is an alcoholic. 16 pages. [P-16]

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions for Alateen
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions for Alateen

Great meeting topic guide on our first two Legacies. Includes questions, discussions, and personal reflections by Alateen members. 60 pages. [P-18]

Understanding Ourselves & Alcoholism
Understanding Ourselves & Alcoholism

Learn about the disease and how compulsion, addiction, obsession, and denial affect alcoholics and those close to them. Six pages. [P-48]

What Do YOU Do about the Alcoholic’s Drinking?
What Do YOU Do about the Alcoholic’s Drinking?

Depicts common misconceptions of family members and friends of alcoholics in trying to cope and how Al-Anon can help. Eight pages. [P-19]

What Happens After Treatment? (English/Spanish)
What Happens After Treatment? (English/Spanish)

Ideal handouts for professionals and facilities. [P-81es] Click here for free download Also available in English/French. [P-81ef] Click here for free download

Why Anonymity in Al-Anon? (Revised)
Why Anonymity in Al-Anon? (Revised)

Covers the many reasons why anonymity is an important Al-Anon principle. Updated to address concerns of how to apply this principle to everyday situations, including Internet use. Eight pages. [P-33]

Why Conference Approved Literature?
Why Conference Approved Literature?

About Al-Anon literature, how it is developed from members' shared experiences, and the importance of using it exclusively at Al-Anon/Alateen meetings. Six pages. [P-35] Click here for a free download

Youth and the Alcoholic Parent
Youth and the Alcoholic Parent

Questions and suggestions help young people improve their own lives. 12 pages. [P-21]

All Other Materials:

Alateen Program Card
Alateen Program Card

Wallet card with Alateen Preamble, Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Serenity Prayer. [M-18]

Alateen Sponsorship – Is it for You?
Alateen Sponsorship – Is it for You?

Questions for Al-Anon members help to decide about sponsoring an Alateen group. [S-27] Click here for free download

Daily Checklist of Myself
Daily Checklist of Myself

For Alateen members taking a daily inventory, this handy Step Ten sheet can help. [S-6]

Do’s and Don’ts, Alateen Wallet Card
Do’s and Don’ts, Alateen Wallet Card

Helpful suggestions on what to do-and what not to do. Wallet card. [M-9]

Has Your Life Been Affected by Someone Else’s Drinking?
Has Your Life Been Affected by Someone Else’s Drinking?

Twenty questions for young people to decide if Alateen is for them. [S-20] Click here for free download

Just for Today, Alateen Bookmark
Just for Today, Alateen Bookmark

Offers Alateen ideas for making each day special, and reminders for focusing on the present. Bookmark. [M-13]

Just for Today, Alateen Wallet Card
Just for Today, Alateen Wallet Card

Offers Alateen ideas for making each day special, and reminders for focusing on the present. Wallet Card. [M-11]