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Old 12-23-2011, 03:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Al Anon Big Book?

I'm a recovering addict/alcoholic with cody issues. I plan on starting Al anon meetings soon but was wondering is there an Al Anon big book like in AA and NA. Thank You
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm a recovering addict/alcoholic with cody issues. I plan on starting Al anon meetings soon but was wondering is there an Al Anon big book like in AA and NA. Thank You
From what I understand "How Al-Anon Works" would be considered our big book.


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That was the first AL-Anon book I read and it is still my favourite one and the one I read time and time again.
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Call the al-anon central office in Virginia Beach, they will send you a fat 3 ring binder with all the information you need to start a meeting. Formats, readings, how to order literature, how to advertise, how to "pass the basket" and what to do with the money, etc.

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Thank You I will be starting f2f meetings next week.I dont know why I have so much anxiety about it I have been going to AA/NA for 25 yrs
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I'm a recovering addict/alcoholic with cody issues. I plan on starting Al anon meetings soon but was wondering is there an Al Anon big book like in AA and NA. Thank You
Yes, Al-Anon's "basic book" is called How Al-Anon Works for Families and Friends of Alcoholics. A lot of Al-Anon members also use one of Al-Anon's three daily readers, One Day At A Time in Al-Anon, Courage to Change, or Hope for Today. Al-Anon has quite a few other books. Go to the Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters's Web site, Welcome to Al-Anon Family Groups.

Al-Anon's World Service Office can be very helpful in connecting you to other Al-Anon members who are experienced in how Al-Anon groups function, our literature,etc.
Call 757-563-1600 or wso@al-anon.org.
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hope you enjoy the Al-Anon meeting - for me ~ they saved not only my sanity but my life!

How Al-Anon works for Families and Friends of Alcoholics is still my favorite book!! Chapter 11 ~ Detachment, Love & Forgiveness and Chapter 12 - Taking care of ourselves are my two favorite chapters!!

Such great healing and forgiveness for myself and all in my family!

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