WHAT I LEARNED: 1. This pamphlet first came out in 1965 & is filled with 22 frequently asked questions & after reading it, I think it could definitely be used for outreach purposes – even though it’s not categorized that way on the World Service Office (WSO) website.
2. This is the first pamphlet where I’ve noticed the website address listed on the back is for the members’ site (rather than the WSO site). After a little digging, I found quite a few pamphlets that have the members’ site listed. Somehow I just assumed that everything had the main WSO website on it…
**BONUS: When I bring outreach literature to correctional facilities, they have to be staple-free. Besides this particular pamphlet, did you know that about 80% of Al-Anon’s pamphlets have no staples? Of those, 36 of them are in the “outreach” category that can be dropped off at jails or institutions. Just food for thought to chew on!
***UPDATE (6/16/22): See the evolution of this “Al-Anon, You, & the Alcoholic” pamphlet throughout the years in my Throwback Thursday video from my CAL Throwback Thursday board on my “CAL Chat” Pinterest account.
****UPDATE (8/10/22): You can see an early version of this “Al-Anon, You, & the Alcoholic” (P-2) pamphlet in my video for the years 1958-1959 from my CAL Timeline board on my “CAL Chat” Pinterest account.