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I have just reread the first chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age: When AA Comes of Age.The chapter itself is a raggle-taggle collection of reminiscences, narratives, and Bill W.’s familiar ‘imaginings’ of what others might be thinking, brought together on the occasion of the moment in 1955 when the founders of AA formally handed over guardianship of the organisation to the. Alcoholics Anonymous comes of age: a brief history of A.A by W., Bill. DOWNLOAD OPTIONS. 14 day loan required to access EPUB and PDF files. Alcoholics-anonymous-comes-of-age Download Book Alcoholics Anonymous Comes Of Age in PDF format. You can Read Online Alcoholics Anonymous Comes Of Age here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats. Alcoholics Anonymous Comes Of Age. Alcoholics-anonymous-comes-of-age Download Book Alcoholics Anonymous Comes Of Age in PDF format. You can Read Online Alcoholics Anonymous Comes Of Age here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats. Alcoholics Anonymous Comes Of Age. Alcoholics Anonymous Comes Of Age Author: ISBN: PSU:83 Genre: Self-Help File Size: 49. 93 MB Format: PDF Download: 726 Read: 227 PDF Download Alcoholics Anonymous Comes Of Age Free.


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Alcoholics Anonymous Comes Of Age

Author :Alcoholics Anonymous World Services
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Nearly half a century has gone by since A.A.'s historic 1955 Covention in St. Louis, when the founding members passed on to the entire Fellowship the responsibility for the three Legacies of Recovery, Unity, and Service. This book takes A.A. members and interested friends on a quick tour of the Convention, traces the history and development of the Three Legacies, and looks at A.A. through the eyes of some early nonalcoholics who influenced the Fellowship's history.

Alcoholics Anonymous Comes Of Age Workbook

Author :George B.
ISBN :1499184093
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The book contains a detailed history of the first twenty years of the existence of AA.

The Book That Started It All

Author :Alcoholics Anonymous
ISBN :9781592859474
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The Akron Genesis Of Alcoholics Anonymous

Author :Dick B.
ISBN :1885803176
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Dick B. is a writer, historian, Bible student, retired attorney, and active recovered member of A.A. He has sponsored more than 100 men in their recovery. Dick has devoted 18 years of his life to researching the spiritual roots of A.A. and has now published 33 titles on the subject with more to come. His special attention to the early Akron program which had a documented 75% success rate among seemingly hopeless, medically incurable real alcoholics who went to any lengths to establish their relationship and fellowship with the Creator has made this a landmark study resource of students of Old School A.A.--students who want to utilize the program and achieve the successes of the 1930's.

Pioneer Stories In Alcoholics Anonymous

Author :Dick B.
ISBN :9781622872428
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Pioneer Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous: God's Role in Recovery Confirmed! by Dick B. and Ken B. presents many quotations from the 29 personal stories included in the first edition of Alcoholics Anonymous. Those stories by many of A.A.'s pioneers testify to roles played by God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible in early A.A.'s astonishing successes with 'medically-incurable' alcoholics.

Twelve Step Sponsorship

Author :Hamilton B.
ISBN :9781592857661
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Twelve Step Sponsorship is the first truly comprehensive look at sponsorship, a role recovering people benefit from both as sponsees and ultimately as sponsors. Sponsorship is a rich and enduring part of tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous. Twelve Step Sponsorship delivers both the theory and practice--how to do it and why--in a clear, step-by-step presentation. Written by the author of Getting Started in AA, a widely acclaimed guide for the newcomer to the program of AA, Twelve Step Sponsorship is the first truly comprehensive look at sponsorship, a role recovering people benefit from both as sponsees and ultimately as sponsors. Twelve Step Sponsorship includes informative sections that deal with: finding a sponsor and being a sponsor. Twelve Step Sponsorship offers a welcome reinforcement to the tradition of 'passing it on' from one generation of sponsors to the next.

Drunks

Author :Christopher Finan
ISBN :9780807001806
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Reveals the history of our struggle with alcoholism and the emergence of a search for sobriety that is as old as our nation. In Drunks, Christopher Finan introduces us to a colorful cast of characters who were integral in America’s moral journey to understanding alcoholism. There's the remarkable Iroquois leader named Handsome Lake, a drunk who stopped drinking and dedicated his life to helping his people achieve sobriety. In the early nineteenth century, the idealistic and energetic “Washingtonians,” a group of reformed alcoholics, led the first national movement to save men like themselves. After the Civil War, doctors began to recognize that chronic drunkenness is an illness, and Dr. Leslie Keeley invented a “gold cure” that was dispensed at more than a hundred clinics around the country. But most Americans rejected a scientific explanation of alcoholism. A century after the ignominious death of Charles Adams came Carrie Nation. The wife of a drunk, she destroyed bars with a hatchet in her fury over what alcohol had done to her family. Prohibition became the law of the land, but nothing could stop the drinking. Finan also tells the dramatic story of Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, who helped each other stay sober and then created AA, which survived its tumultuous early years and finally proved that alcoholics could stay sober for a lifetime. This is narrative history at its best: entertaining and authoritative, an important portrait of one of America’s great liberation movements and essential reading for anyone involved in the addiction community.

Concordance To Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions Alcoholics Anonymous Comes Of Age And As Bill Sees It

Author :A. Wesley Parrish
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The Golden Text Of A A

Author :Dick B.
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Dick B. is regarded as the leading historian of A.A. today. He is a retired attorney, Bible student, and recovered AA who has sponsored over 100 men in recovery. He has published 33 titles on the history of early A.A's spiritual roots and successes. He frequently speaks before recovery audiences throughout the United States.

Sobering Wisdom

Author :Jerome A. Miller
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Originally developed by Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Step program now provides life direction for the millions of people worldwide who are recovering from addiction and undergoing profound personal transformation. Yet thus far it has received surprisingly little attention from philosophers, despite the fact that, like philosophy, the program addresses all-important questions regarding how we ought to live. In Sobering Wisdom, Jerome A. Miller and Nicholas Plants offer a unique approach to the Twelve Step program by exploring its spirituality from a philosophical point of view. Drawing on a variety of thinkers from Aristotle to William James and from Nietzsche to Foucault, as well as a diverse range of philosophical perspectives including naturalism, Buddhism, existentialism, Confucianism, pragmatism, and phenomenology, the contributors to this volume address such questions as the relation of personal responsibility to an acknowledgment of powerlessness, the existence of a 'higher power,' and the role of virtue in recovery. Ranging in tone from deeply scholarly to intensely personal, their essays are written in an accessible way for a broad audience that includes not only philosophers, theologians, and psychologists but also spiritual directors, health professionals, and addiction counselors. Perhaps most important, the book is also conceived for those involved in Twelve Step programs whose lives are being transformed by the experience.

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Author :Francis Hartigan
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When Bill Wilson, with his friend Dr. Bob Smith, founded Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935, his hope was that AA would become a safe haven for those who suffered from this disease. Thirty years after his death, AA continues to help millions of alcoholics recover from what had been commonly regarded as a hopeless addiction. Still, while Wilson was a visionary for millions, he was no saint. After cofounding Alcoholics Anonymous, he stayed sober for over thirty-five years, helping countless thousands rebuild their lives. But at the same time, Wilson suffered form debilitating bouts of clinical depression, was a womanizer, and experimented with LSD. Francis Hartigan, the former secretary and confidant to Wilson's wife, Lois, has exhaustively researched his subject, writing with a complete insider's knowledge. Drawing on extensive interviews with Lois Wilson and scores of early members of AA, he fully explores Wilson's organizational genius, his devotion to the cause, and almost martyr-like selflessness. That Wilson, like all of us, had to struggle with his own personal demons makes this biography all the more moving and inspirational. Hartigan reveals the story of Wilson's life to be as humorous, horrific, and powerful as any of the AA vignettes told daily around the world.

Constructive Drinking

Author :Mary Douglas
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First published in 1987, Constructive Drinking is a series of original case studies organized into three sections based on three major functions of drinking. The three constructive functions are: that drinking has a real social role in everyday life; that drinking can be used to construct an ideal world; and that drinking is a significant economic activity. The case studies deal with a variety of exotic drinks

Recovery Groups

Author :Linda Farris Kurtz DPA
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This book focuses on community self-help and support groups specifically in the context of recovery movements in addiction and mental health care. The idea of groups of recovering people meeting together may seem like a simple one and not one requiring much effort and thought; however, as this book will show, this is not the case. In Recovery Groups: A Guide to Creating, Leading, and Working with Groups for Addictions and Mental Health Conditions Linda Kurtz breaks down the recovery movement for addictions and mental health care into three sections. In the first section recovery concepts are broken down into two fields: how they differ and how they come together. The second section focuses on methods of working with independent self-help groups and leadership in support groups. Kurtz touches on the study of helping mechanisms, social climate, group teachings, group structure, and how to use each of these to improve group performance. In the third section of the book, Kurtz examines social and community actions from members involved in Twelve-Step fellowships and consumer survivor organizations. The final section also details programs that provide employment, housing, and mutual support, explaining how to accomplish these goals without a large expense. This book will be useful to students, professional mental health and addiction workers, recovery coaches and peer support specialists, and group members and leaders who are interested in this topic.

Dr Bob And Bill W Speak

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Utilizing Early A A S Spiritual Roots For Recovery Today

Author :Dick B.
ISBN :1885803281
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Dick B. is a writer, historian, Bible student, retired attorney, and recovered AA who has sponsored more than 100 men in their recovery and is actively involved in the fellowship. He has devoted 18 years to researching, reporting, publishing and disseminating materials on the spiritual roots of Alcoholics Anonymous. He is regarded as the leading historian on A.A. history today and has published 33 titles on the subject.

The Americans The Democratic Experience

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. A study of the last 100 years of American history.

Choose The Life You Want

Author :Tal Ben-Shahar
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What kind of life do you want for yourself? What choices will create this kind of life? In his New York Times bestseller Happier, positive psychology expert Tal Ben-Shahar taught us how to become happier through simple exercises. Now, in Choose the Life You Want, he has a new, life-changing lesson to share: Drawing on the latest psychological research, Ben-Shahar shows how making the right choices—not the big, once-in-a-lifetime choices, but the countless small choices we make every day almost without noticing—has a direct, long-lasting impact on our happiness. Every single moment is an opportunity to make a conscious choice for a happy and fulfilled life. Choose the Life You Want covers 101 such choices, complete with real-life stories, to help you identify and act on opportunities large and small.

Anne Smith S Journal 1933 1939

Author :Dick B.
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Dick B.'s second great discovery concerned the contents of the spiritual journal that Anne Ripley Smith had kept, shared, and used to teach Bill W., other AAs, and their families the underlying principles of A.A. The notebook lay unnoticed by historians and AAs alike even though it held the key to what early A.A. was really like--as related by the lady who was there as teacher, founder, and recorder. Dick B. is a writer, historian, Bible student, retired attorney, and active recovered member of A.A. He regards the Anne Smith discovery as perhaps the greatest of his historical finds and subjects in helping AAs to recover today.

The Good Book And The Big Book

Author :Dick B.
ISBN :1885803168
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In addition to being a recovered alcoholic, Dick B. has been an ardent Bible student, especially for the last 22 years of his recovery. It was always his objective to learn the Biblical roots of A.A. of which A.A. Cofounder Dr. Bob spoke so often. Dick wanted to locate and define those roots. And, after many years of digging, he was able to write this first of several books on A.A.'s roots in the Bible, the Book of James, the Sermon on the Mount, and 1 Corinthians 13. Each year of continued research has unearthed more and more facts about early AA. and the Bible. And the facts begin with this Good Book work.

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A substantial body of literature describing and interpreting the AA program has developed. AA literature is available from local groups, Central Service Offices or the General Service Office of AA.

Books

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (575 pages)
    Originally published in 1939, this is the “book of experience” from which the Fellowship derived its name. It contains an analysis of the principles which led to the sobriety of the earliest members, together with a representative cross section of members’ personal stories. The Second Edition in 1955 added new personal-experience material, but retained the opening, explanatory chapters, unchanged. The same course was followed for the Third Edition in 1976 and a Fourth, in 2001.
  • Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (192 pages)
    Published in 1953, this book contains a detailed interpretation of principles of personal recovery and group survival by Bill W., co-founder of the Fellowship.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age (333 pages)
    Written by Bill W. and published in 1957, this is the first book-length account of the birth, development, and expansion of AA during its first two decades.
  • As Bill Sees It (The AA Way of Life) (333 pages)
    A reader comprising selections from the writings of Bill W.
  • Dr. Bob and The Good Oldtimers (373 pages)
    Published in 1980, this biography of AA’s co-founder also includes pioneer members’ recollections of early AA in the Midwest.
  • “Pass It On”
    The Story of Bill Wilson and How The AA Message Reached the World (429 pages) Biography of AA co-founder, published in 1984.
  • Daily Reflections (382 pages)
    A Book of Reflections By AA Members For AA Members

Booklets

  • Came To Believe (120 pages)
  • Living Sober (87 pages)
  • AA In Prison: Inmate To Inmate (127 pages)

Pamphlets

  • 44 Questions
  • AA Traditions – How It Developed
  • Members of the Clergy Ask About AA
  • The AA Group
  • AA Membership Survey
  • Three Talks To Medical Societies By Bill W.
  • AA As a Resource for the Medical Profession
  • Is AA For You?
  • Is AA For Me?
  • This is AA
  • Questions and Answers on Sponsorship
  • AA for the Woman
  • The Jack Alexander Article
  • Letter to a Woman Alcoholic
  • AA for Aboriginal People
  • AA and the Gay/Lesbian Alcoholic
  • Young People and AA
  • AA and the Armed Services
  • The AA Member-Medications and Other Drugs
  • Do You Think You’re Different?
  • Is There an Alcoholic in Your Life?
  • Inside AA
  • The Twelve Steps Illustrated
  • The Twelve Traditions Illustrated
  • The Twelve Concepts Illustrated
  • Let’s Be Friendly With Our Friends
  • Time to Start Living (for older alcoholics; also available in large print)
  • A Newcomer Asks
  • How AA Members Cooperate with Professionals
  • AA in Correctional Facilities
  • A Message to Correctional Facilities Administrators
  • AA in Treatment Facilities
  • Bridging The Gap
  • If You Are a Professional…..
  • A Member’s-Eye View of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Problems Other Than Alcohol
  • Understanding Anonymity
  • The Co-Founders of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Speaking At Non-AA Meetings
  • A Brief Guide to AA
  • What Happened to Joe (full-color, comic-book style)
  • It Happened to Alice (full-color, comic-book style)
  • Too Young? (full-color, comic-book style)
  • It Sure Beats Sitting in a Cell
  • Memo to an Inmate
  • AA in Your Community

Flyers & fact sheets

  • AA At a Glance
  • Where Do I Go From Here?
  • Carrying the Message Into Correctional Facilities
  • A Message to Teenagers
  • Information on Alcoholics Anonymous

Single copies of Conference-approved pamphlets and flyers are available without charge to anyone with a professional interest in the AA program.

Videos – DVD

  • Bill’s Own Story
  • Bill Discusses the Twelve Traditions
  • It Sure Beats Sitting in a Cell / Behind These Walls
  • Young People and AA / Rap With Us
  • Hope / Inside View Alcoholics Anonymous
  • The Steps and What They Mean To Us

Audio CDs

  • Alcoholics Anonymous 4th Edition
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (First eleven chapters)
  • Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
  • AA Comes of Age
  • Living Sober