WSO Materials

Resources for Members & Groups

The Al-Anon World Service Office web site has a special section for members. This area includes useful information and publications that may not be accessible from other sources. Newsletters published by the WSO are accessible from the member’s area (click on “publications” then on “newsletters.”) Members can reach the Al-Anon/Alateen member site at This is a password protected site for Al-Anon and Alateen members. Please enter the name of your home group followed by “afg” in the password box.  This area has a wealth of information about group services, publications related to Al-Anon service and organization, public outreach, and World Service Office structure and function, and forms for group functions.

Service Manual

The Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual can be found in the Al-Anon/Alateen member section of the Al-Anon web site. (Please see the information above to access the member’s area). The 2014-2017 Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual is available for sale at the  Al-Anon World Services publications area (item number P-24/27.)  It can also be accessed as an interactive (searchable) version or a downloadable .pdf. The Service Manual provides a wealth of information about Al-Anon/Alateen’s history, structure, and operations; plus meeting ideas, suggested group policies, and more.