Carrying the Al‑Anon Message Beyond the Local Level
Did you know? The concept of establishing and maintaining a consistent Al‑Anon message at the national press level dates to 1952. The Clearing House (precursor to Al‑Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.) asked the nearly 400 registered Al‑Anon groups at the time for the authority to handle national publicity. The groups granted this authority to ensure the unity and consistency of the Al‑Anon message.
Today, with authority granted by the World Service Conference, “The WSO [World Service Office] is responsible for production and distribution of all multi‑Area, national, and worldwide communications including those on the internet.” 2022‑2025 Al‑Anon/Alateen Service Manual (P‑24/27) v1, p. 122.