By Clarence Snyder the author of “Home Brewmeister” in the first edition of the Big Book asserted that in this life-changing 12 Step program, the growth process never ends. On February 11, 1938, I had my last drink. I was a chronic alky, and through a long, involved miracle, I met my sponsor, Dr. Bob, …∞
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Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism It’s more than a book. It’s a way of life. Alcoholics Anonymous-The Big Book–has served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. First published in 1939, Alcoholics Anonymous sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories …∞
The ABC’s of Recovery From a portion of Chapter 5 of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Our description of the alcoholic, the chapter to the agnostic, and our personal adventures before and after make clear three pertinent ideas: a) that we were alcoholic and could not manage our own lives; b) that probably no …∞
AA Original Manuscript Shows Debate Over Religion The original manuscript of the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Big Book is being published for the first time, along with edits that changed its references to religion, the Washington Post reported. The first AA manual, called: “Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered …∞
Twice-Gifted My physical being has certainly undergone a transformation, but the major transformation has been spiritual. The hopelessness has been replaced by abundant hope and sincere faith. The people of Alcoholics Anonymous have provided a haven where, if I remain aware and keep my mind quiet long enough, my Higher Power leads me to amazing …∞
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