Literature & Information

How Al-Anon Works for Families and Friends of Alcoholics

Conference Approved Literature (CAL)

Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. publishes books, pamphlets, service materials, and magazines.  Most Al-Anon and Alateen meetings offer complimentary literature to newcomers, and offer books and pamphlets for sale.    Read More

Al-Anon/Alateen literature and service materials help members to continue their recovery between meetings and gain insight into themselves and the principles of the Al-Anon/Alateen program.  Conference Approved Literature (CAL) is written by and for our members and goes through a thorough review process by numerous Al-Anon members to assure that it conveys the program in a consistent and comprehensive manner.  There are several ways to order literature.

This literature supplements the face-to-face meetings where Al-Anon members share their insights and experience with each other.   

 Click the links below to access books, magazines, and pamphlets.

 Sample Chapters of Literature           Al-Anon/Alateen Magazines  

  Free Downloadable Pamphlets               

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Al-Anon Information Services and Literature Distribution Centers

An Al-Anon Information Service (AIS) is a local service established by one or more groups or districts located close enough to one another for easy access and communication.  An AIS exists to aid the groups it serves in the common purpose of carrying the Al-Anon message to the suffering families and friends of alcoholics.Read More

Some AIS centers operate telephone hotline staffed by Al-Anon members, to help individuals looking for information regarding Al-Anon meetings.

Al-Anon Literature Distribution Centers (LDCs) provide Al-Anon members with local access and quick delivery of Al-Anon books, pamphlets, booklets, kits, posters, films, guidelines, and other  Al-Anon material.  The LDC and WSO work together in partnership to carry the message of hope and recovery through our Conference Approved Literature and service tools.  An LDC’s surplus earnings are used to support other local Al-Anon services.

Area 11 has three Information Services and Distribution Centers:

Statewide: Georgia Area Central Services (GACS)

Local: Augusta/Fort Wayne and Metro Atlanta Information Services (MAIS)

Click the boxes below to learn more

GACs is here to connect you and the groups you attend — with the support, literature, and information you need to recover from the far reaching effects of alcoholism. We are committed to being here when you need us and making a difference in your recovery. So please reach out to us for help. We care.

Our statewide service center in Macon offers everything from a listening ear and meeting info to program literature and public outreach coordination. Our well-stocked literature room ships statewide.

We also welcome all questions and look forward to finding the answers you need as quickly as possible.
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737 Riverside Dr. Lane, Macon, Ga 31201  478-254-3414

Office Hours:

Thursdays, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


GACS is a Literature Distribution Center that fulfills orders to groups and individuals across Georgia.

All literature is priced at cost. We ship, or you can pick up at our Macon office or at statewide events.

Spanish versions are available for many titles (call the office for details).

There are three ways to order: email, mail, or phone. Please click the section below to see the instructions for each method:

Email Order forms and instructions

Save the Literature order form on your computer.

  • Complete the form on your computer.
  • Choose the print option. Under destination/printer choose “save to PDF.”
  • Give the file a new name, i.e. Aug 2020 order.
  • Open an email and attach the new file with your order to your email.
  • Send your email to

Mail Order Forms and Instructions

Georgia Al-Anon Central Services

737 Riverside Dr. Lane

Macon, Ga 31201

Phone Orders
Call 478-254-3414 to place your order. 

Office Hours:

Thursdays, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


A special word to newcomers:

You’re not alone anymore; we’ve been there too. We encourage you to reach out now to learn how Al-Anon and Alateen can help you find the hope and answers you need. We’re here for you.

Meeting Information & Support Line: 478-254-3414

Office Hours

Thursdays, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


Call Us at 478-254-3414  to Volunteer—on the telephone, in the office, or at Assembly

Click the link to learn how you can Volunteer to Help

Office Hours


Thursdays, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


Click the link below to access the Metro Atlanta Information Services website.

MAIS Website

Phone hotline: 706-738-7984

Email address: