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Topic: AA Literature
Sobriety download Big Book and “Twelve and Twelve” are now out as eBooks AA’s two central texts describing the program of action for recovery from alcoholism are now available in eBook format in...
A member tackles the contention that the Big Book is biased toward men
I haven't had a drink today, which means I have 494 days sober in a row. Considering that I drank for around 9,000 days, that's a miracle for me. I have seen statistics that show there are more women...
A member reflects on the Preamble's description of AA's mission
Over the course of nearly a decade of active participation in Alcoholics Anonymous I have attended well over 2000 meetings. At the beginning of everyone of them I have heard the Preamble read aloud,...
Through working the Steps, she was relieved of her biggest problem
Before I had a home group, a sponsor, a service position, a relationship with God I attempted to have a go at the big book of "Alcoholics Anonymous" on my own. The immediate identification that I...
Thank goodness for the phones and books and pamphlets pamphlets
It's always fascinating to learn just how people came to Alcoholics Anonymous. In my case, I looked AA up in the phone book and called our local central office. Thank goodness, some service board or...
I recently got active in Public Information to give myself something to do other than be self-absorbed. I was welcomed at the District; that kind of service hadn’t been active there for a while. I...
Special needs pamphlet now in multiple formats
An ASL (American Sign Language) translation of the pamphlet, “A.A. for the Alcoholic With Special Needs,” is now available on DVD (DV-17). A new audio CD is also out in Spanish (SM-93), English (M-93...
Hearing "How It Works" when she was new was music for her soul
In April, 2009, I was admitted to a rehab for the second time. I am not a medical expert, but I believe I had early signs of a wet brain. Earlier that month, my granddaughter had caught me drinking...
How the Living Sober book helped this day counter make a safe, sober landing
In that dark void between desperate surrender and a newfound sense of belonging, my parachute to safety in AA was a skinny yellow paperback called Living Sober. They could have easily named it Stop...
Chairing an institution meeting was one of the rewards of his sobriety
THE GROUP is asked by the chairman to please stand, and he says, "We will open this meeting with the Serenity Prayer." Sounds like the opening of an AA meeting anywhere, right? It could be, but this...

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