WHAT I LEARNED: 1. This is the tenth & last item in the general Al-Anon Newcomer Packet (item # K-10) & it has a very special distinction that I just found out. As far as my research can tell, this item # S-15R is the only piece of active literature that is not listed on any order form, in the CAL Catalog, or on the World Service Office’s website! It seems to only exist in 4 of the 6 different types of Newcomer Packets. (The Professional Packet (K-30) & Alateen Newcomer Packet (K-18) don’t have it.)
2. This pamphlet/order form promotes 6 essential Al-Anon books & 3 for Alateen & I’ve noticed that recently this pamphlet has been updated for the May 1st, 2013 price increase. Also the softcover version of “How Al-Anon Works” (item # B-32) has been replaced by the hardcover version (item # B-22) in this pamphlet. So there’s a possibility that some Packets (that haven’t been given out yet) might still reflect the old pricing. Just an FYI!
**UPDATE (10/26/22): This item, “Getting Started” (item S-15R), has been redesigned & can now be downloaded directly from the World Service Office website by clicking this link: Getting Started pamphlet. This online version from 2022 looks the same as my hard copy 2016 version, so while it doesn’t show any prices, it is need of an update. It lists “How Al-Anon Works” (item # B-22) available in hardcover & the daily reader “One Day at a Time” (item # B-6) available as an audiobook – which I can’t find anywhere.
I believe this item is still shipping within the hard copy versions of the general Al-Anon Newcomer Packet (item # K-10) & there is a “Getting Started” section in the digital “Welcome Newcomer!“ (item # eK-10) that mentions the audiobook as being available. So this is just something to keep in mind when reading this pamphlet! As soon as I find out the audiobook version of “One Day at a Time” is truly available again, I will post an update!