CAL – Al-Anon Family Groups Welcomes Adult Children of Alcoholics (Item # S-69)

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WHAT I LEARNED: 1. In the Adult Children of Alcoholics Newcomer Packet (item # K-21), this is the third pamphlet & it features 10 mini sharings interspersed with other Al-Anon info.

2. This is the first pamphlet I’ve seen that shows separate info for a 2nd headquarters – in Canada!  (Which looks like it just had an address change with the new design layout that came out last year.)  After a little research, this other headquarters’ location in Ottawa was required to make Al-Anon Family Groups a legal non-profit organization in Canada, but apparently this office is unmanned & the phone calls are re-routed to the main United States office in Virginia (also known as the World Service Office).

**BONUS: An electronic version of this pamphlet can now be downloaded directly from the World Service Office website by clicking this link: Adult Children of Alcoholics pamphlet

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Sharon E. says:

    Hi Pat!
    I wonder what the status is in other English speaking countries such as England and Australia and other courntries.

    Thanks for the interesting post.

    🙂
    Sharon

    1. Pat A. says:

      I’m glad you asked! Per the Service Manual (item #P-24/27), other countries have either a national service committee, or for larger needs a General Service Office (GSO). For a list of their offices (such as for the UK or Australia) visit: AFG International. Every 2 years there’s an International Al-Anon General Services Meeting (IAGSM) – the most recent one was October of 2012 in South Africa. At the IAGSM, suggestions & recommendations are given to the International Coordination Committee (ICC) which is the link between these countries & the World Service Office (WSO) as well as the World Service Conference (WSC) where decisions are ultimately made for the good of Al-Anon as a whole – per Tradition #1! If you’d like to see updates on what other countries are doing see the WSC Summary (item #P-46) or visit: AFG Members’ Site to view past Summary archives.

      1. Sharon E. says:

        Thank you my friend. Miss you, but we are always going to be sisters in Al-Anon.

        Sharon

      2. Pat A. says:

        Absolutely!

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