These Ten Pointers are a summary of the lifesaving directions to recovery from alcoholism given in ‘How It Works’, chapter 5 of Alcoholics Anonymous – the AA Big Book. Completely give yourself to this simple Program. Practice rigorous honesty. Be willing to go to any lengths to recover. Be fearless and thorough in your practice …∞
The Book That Started It All: The Original Working Manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous The original manuscript of Bill Ws (co-founder of AA) last year sold for over a million dollars. It was handed to Hazelden to copy in its entirety. Complete with notations by Bill W and others it forms a unique record of the …∞
Lois W, wife of Alcoholics Anonymous’ Co-founder, Bill W, recalls the time in AA when there were few members and no Big Book In the early days of AA things were really different. For five years there was no Big Book. The only way to communicate with people was to go tell them, so that …∞
The Alcoholics Anonymous program can be very daunting to a new comer. This list of points may be helpful. Discuss them with a longer sober member for clarity. From the Big Book ‘Alcoholics Anonymous’ (page numbers from 2nd, ed). It would probably be more instructive if you have the Big Book for reference in front …∞
‘A vision for you’ is the title of chapter 11 of the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book. This phrase is often used to refer to the last three paragraphs of chapter 11 and is sometimes read at AA meetings. “Our book is meant to be suggestive only. We realize we know only a little. The Higher …∞
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From the ‘Big Book’ the main text of Alcoholics Anonymous * WE OF Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the reader will be interested in the medical estimate of the plan of recovery described in this book. Convincing testimony must surely come from medical men who have had experience with the sufferings of our members and have witnessed …∞
This list of websites presents hundreds of free MP3 downloadable tracks from; Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-anon, Gamblers Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, radio podcasts, Cocaine Anonymous, Debtors Anonymous, Marijuana Anonymous, Sexaholics Anonymous and Sex Addicts Anonymous. Special subjects include the Founders of AA and Al-anon, gay, lesbian, singles, Joe and Charlie, Big Book study and various …∞
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Silkworth.net has a selection of free MP3’s of the founders and old-timers of Alcoholics Anonymous. Also there is a movie “My Name is Bill W.” -The Movie – 700 MB, high quality, 1hr 40 minutes. The MP3’s include; The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous Joe and Charlie Big Book study Father Martin -giving his ‘Chalk …∞
Bill W. and wife Lois sharing their story as the co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-anon. Go to this link to see more video’s of Bill and Lois. See also; Bill’s Story in the book ‘Alcoholics Anonymous’ Related Reading:
Jack Bielan has made available free audio readings of the complete fourth edition of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and also the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. He has done this as a service to the sight and learning-impaired communities, as well as anyone else for whom this may be of help. Go to …∞
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