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Al-Anon and Alateen Family Groups in Santa Barbara

Al-Anon Literature

Al-Anon Conference Approved Literature (CAL) is a vital part of recovery and is one of the "tools of the program." In observance of Tradition One and Tradition Four, we only use CAL in Al-Anon meetings. This helps us to keep the message of Al-Anon recovery clear and strong.

Most Al-Anon meetings sell CAL at the meeting. Literature is usually sold at the group's cost as a way to carry the message. There are also other places to obtain Al-Anon literature. Here are just a few.

  • Al-Anon World Service Website
    This is the least expensive way to order, however orders can take three weeks for delivery.

  • Ventura County Al-Anon Literature Distribution Center
    The Ventura County Al-Anon LDC was opened on September 11, 2012 and offers limited service. Order delivery is only by pick-up and payment is only by cash or check at this time.
    • For walk-in orders:
      505 W. Poli Street
      Ventura, CA 93001
      3rd floor, room 308; entrance and parking behind the City Hall.
    • Operating hours:
      Thursdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
      Saturdays noon to 3:00 pm
    • Phone orders:
      (805) 585-0942
    • General Questions:
    • Mailing order address:
      PO Box 1891, Ventura, CA 93002

  • Al-Anon Inland Empire Literature Distribution Center
    1016 E Cooley Dr #C2
    Colton, CA 92324
    (909) 824-1516

  • Santa Barbara Central Office Alcoholics Anonymous
    AA Central Office carries a limited stock of the most popular Al-Anon CAL literature. This is in observance of Tradition Six; the spirit of cooperation.
    1213 State Street, Suite H
    Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    (805) 962-3332