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Paperback Alcoholics Anonymous, the Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism : The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism Book

ISBN: 0916856186

ISBN13: 9780916856182

Alcoholics Anonymous, the Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism : The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism

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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 of men and women who have overcome the disease. With publication of the second edition in 1955, the third edition in 1976, and now the fourth edition in 2001, the essential recovery text has remained...

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A book for addicts

No matter your addiction the AA big book will enlighten you.

Paper Back - Alcoholics Anonymous

You Had Told Me A Very Good Condition And What I Got As I Opened The Package.... The Book And Pages Fell All Over The Place And I Was Not Happy As I Was Going To Give The Book To A Friend That Needed It.....

The Only Book You Need for Being Real, Empowered, and Finding Love

This book is spiritually inspired words to wholeness, reality, and how to live in the love within your heart, just buried from conflict and harms of the past. I have reread this book for 34 years, and every answer I need for life is in this book. If you had no other book on your self, you have the answers to life. I teach a class monthly based on this book. All my books at Amazon, articles, You Tubes, counseling and volunteering are based in the principles explained in this book. Applying those principles of love to my life has transformed me into a "New" person or a new creature from being a victim, sick, lonely, and depressed into a caring, giving, empowered person of compassion living in prosperity in heaven on earth . I can not say enough good about this amazing book.


Why Is This Book Listed Under "Children"?

2 years sober at 18 and counting

So I'd say this book really helped a lot!


Some people have sobered up, merely by reading the Big Book. That start, and the HOPE offered in these pages, can be the beginning of a New Life, if the Alcoholic is willing to become honest, open, and willing to talk to others about his problem with alcohol. The Big Book points out that alcohol is merely the symptom of a much deeper problem, an almost undefinable and non-specific spiritual malady which makes it impossible for the alcoholic to feel at ease with himself and others, without the ease and comfort found in a few drinks. The Big Book points out how most alcoholics are driven by several elements: FEAR, RESENTMENT [old angers], or the occasional feeling that they have been unfairly dominated by others [anyone can be, you know!]etc... and can be free of these by talking to other alcoholics. The Big Book is an outline for recovery, never claiming to be a "cure" or a certain solution for everyone and anything. Some people have recovered from alcoholism, though, and the Big Book offers a suggested outline that seems to help a few. The first 164 pages of the Big Book is the outline for recovery, which constitute the "program" of recovery. Then comes a baker's dozen personal stories, and the apparent miraculous relief that certain problem drinkers have experienced, armed only with the hope that there just might be another way to live without having to fight constantly with alcohol or the phenomenon of craving. Nor did they have to practice a constant vigilance, tight-lipped and white-knuckled. Instead, the alcoholics in these stories tell of being entirely relieved of such nightmarish scenarios, and are permitted by a Higher Power to live and love and enter into a new life. The Big Book does not require a "belief" for recovery, nor that the alcoholic brow beat himself, punish himself, 'swear-off' or take an oath, or rely upon other people or human power, and neither does the Big Book demand affiliation with any organized religion, political view, ideology or organization. It is about a human malady for which there is not, nor ever has been, a cure. RECOVERY is distinct from notions of "cure". It suggests that the alcoholic talk to other alcholics about their common problem with alcohol. The Big Book points out the difficulty with alcohol for women, who sometimes pass into oblivion, drinking alone, in silence, long before their family and friends realize that there was an alcohol problem, because they drank alone in some apartment. The Big Book is about what you "do". What you do, is address Ego-centered living by using Twelve Steps that enable the alcoholic to find hope, serenity, and a sense of meaning to it all, where no other way seems to exist. The feeling of hopelessness, and the sense of being bereft of all power are removed by a Higher Power, and the alcoholic ends up finding a POWER, a miraculous POWER. [The program of recovery does not belong, I might add, to any individual, or organization. In observation of which, I w

A Portable Life Saver

The first 164 pages have saved millions of lives including mine. Small enough to fit anywhere, this book has come in very handy when the need was there. Great as a gift for sponsees.

a way of life that works

this book gave me a working relationship with power grater than myself ,that deepens day bye day. I owe my life to this book.

The Roadmap To Recovery

If you read the directions contained in the first 164 pages of this book and follow them like your life depends on it, you will be on your way to a better life than you ever imagined! This book is your best roadmap to recovering from alcoholism. I entrusted my life to it and have not had to take a drink since November 15, 1985. I highly recommend it.And if you ever get confused and you're not sure what to do, go to Page 164 and do what the first 4 sentences of the last paragraph say:Abandon yourself to God as you understand God. Admit your faults to Him and your fellows. Clear away the wreckage of your past. Give freely of what you find and join us.See you at the meeting!Barry T.

From denial to rebirth & the reclaiming my life.

I have been sober 9 years (as of July `98), and the primary reason for that was the Big Book of A.A. I drank for 20 years. It opened for me doors previously slammed shut (by me). It has allowed me to first find soberity and second to continue to grow as a human being. I recommend this book to anyone who may be afflicted with alcoholism or anyone living with a problem drinker. God Bless!
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