Al-Anon/Alateen Literature

Since its founding in 1951, Al‑Anon 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. Al‑Anon/Alateen 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.

Help create a new daily reader!

A new daily reader is under development to show the diversity of the current Al-Anon fellowship. The goal is to include a variety of members’ experiences and backgrounds that clearly demonstrate how Al-Anon can work for anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. It is hoped that members who identify themselves in their sharings as African-American, Alateen, Alateen Group Sponsor, of Asian descent, LGBTQ+, men, or people of color will contribute to this reader.

Writings on the following topics would be especially appreciated: Abundance, Abuse, Concept Two, Concept Six, Concept Eight, Concept Eleven, Conference-Approved Literature, Finances/Money, General Warranties of the Conference, Respect, Responsibility, Sex, Shame, Spirituality, Tradition Six, Tradition Eight, Tradition Nine, Trust, and Unity.

If you’d like to contribute, take a look at the guidelines here, and submit your writing by June 1, 2020.

Looking to purchase literature?

A selection of literature is available at many Al-Anon meetings; the complete selection is shown on this order form. You can find descriptions at Al-Anon’s on-line store, but to expedite your order, order locally: write to or call Chris at 802-522-3749.

Payment can be made either by check, payable to Literature Depot and sent to:

Literature Depot
P.O. Box 916
Barre, VT 05641

or by credit card (by phone or by filling out the last page of the order form and mailing it to the above address).

Interested in Al-Anon’s history in the Vermont Area?

Copies of Green Mountain Memories are still available — see the flyer for details! You can also see copies of old newsletters (“Green Mountain Sharings”) here, here, and here.