Alcoholics Anonymous

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ISBN: 9780486173764
Release Date: 2013-10-30
Number of pages: 432
Author: Bill W.
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Alcoholics Anonymous in PDF and EPUB This volume sets forth the cornerstone concepts of recovery and relates stories of those who have overcome alcoholism. A lifeline to millions worldwide, it is the most widely used resource for recovering alcoholics.


Alcoholics Anonymous in Iceland

Filename: alcoholics-anonymous-in-iceland.pdf
ISBN: 997954404X
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 276
Author: Hildigunnur Ólafsdóttir
Publisher: Hildigunnur Ólafsdóttir

Download and read online Alcoholics Anonymous in Iceland in PDF and EPUB A historical and comparative analysis of the Icelandic AA movement which seeks to explain its particular, and widespread success in Iceland despite formidable obstacles and paradoxical conditions. Not only is anonymity, one of AA's basic organizational principles, impossible in a society as small as Iceland, but the country's strong alcoholism treatment system has required a rethinking of AA's role, a move from being a central dynamic force in getting sober to an interactive supporting force in staying sober. Among the topics discussed in this book are the history, structure and transformation of the movement in Iceland, ad its relations and interactions with other groups, treatment programs and society as a whole.


Anonyme Alkoholiker Das Blaue Buch

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ISBN: 9783745036305
Release Date: 2017-05-19
Number of pages:
Author: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Publisher: epubli

Download and read online Anonyme Alkoholiker Das Blaue Buch in PDF and EPUB Ursprünglich 1939 in den USA als ‚Alcoholics Anonymous‘ erschienen, wurde der Titel auch zum Namensgeber für die Gemeinschaft ‚Anonyme Alkoholiker‘. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt umfasste die AA-Gemeinschaft 100 Mitglieder. Dieser Band hat dazu beigetragen, dass jetzt weltweit über 2 Millionen sagen, dass sie AA-Mitglied sind. In vier Auflagen haben seither mehr als 30 Millionen Exemplare des ‚Big Book‘ ihre Leser gefunden. 1963 erschien die deutsche Erstausgabe unter dem Titel ‚Anonyme Alkoholiker‘, bekannt als ‚Blaues Buch’ – nach der Farbe des Einbands. Mehrere Auflagen sind inzwischen erschienen. Der Basistext auf den Seiten 1-192 blieb als Fundament der Genesung für die Anonymen Alkoholiker bis heute unverändert. Die Geschichten der ‚Pioniere von AA‘ verbinden den Leser mit den historischen Wurzeln der AA-Gemeinschaft und zeigen zusammen mit den 2009 neu eingefügten zeitnahen deutschsprachigen Lebensgeschichten, wie Alkoholiker noch heute mithilfe des vorgeschlagenen Genesungsprogramms nüchtern werden. Diese vorliegende revidierte Auflage 2016 entspricht der aktuellen amerikanischen Ausgabe. Dies ist die einzige von ‚A.A. World Services, Inc.‘ autorisierte E-Book-Version des Buches ‚Anonyme Alkoholiker‘.


Alcoholics Anonymous

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ISBN: 9781456600167
Release Date: 2013-05-22
Number of pages: 540
Author: Bill Wilson
Publisher: eBookIt.com

Download and read online Alcoholics Anonymous in PDF and EPUB Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. Membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. Is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. Features: Original First & Second Edition Forwards Doctor's Opinion Main 164 Pages Spiritual Experience 40+ First and Second Edition Stories Main 164 pages include page numbers regardless of font size or page flow.


Alcoholics Anonymous

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ISBN: 9781884365751
Release Date: 1997-12-01
Number of pages: 208
Author: Charles Bufe
Publisher: See Sharp Press

Download and read online Alcoholics Anonymous in PDF and EPUB This well researched, painstakingly documented book provides detailed information on the right-wing evangelical organization (Oxford Group Movement) that gave birth to AA; the relation of AA and its program to the Oxford Group Movement; AA's similarities to and differences from religious cults; AA's remarkable ineffectiveness; and the alternatives to AA. The greatly expanded second edition includes a new chapter on AA's relationship to the treatment industry, and AA's remarkable influence in the media.


Not God

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ISBN: 9781592859023
Release Date: 2010-03-26
Number of pages: 456
Author: Ernest Kurtz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Not God in PDF and EPUB A fascinating, account of the discovery and program of Alcoholics Anonymous, Not God contains anecdotes and excerpts from the diaries, correspondence, and occasional memoirs of AA's early figures. The most complete history of A.A. ever written. Not God contains anecdotes and excerpts from the diaries, correspondence, and occasional memoirs of A.A.'s early figures. A fascinating, fast-moving, and authoritative account of the discovery and development of the program and fellowship that we know today as Alcoholics Anonymous.


Alcoholics Anonymous as a Mutual help Movement

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ISBN: 0299150046
Release Date: 1996
Number of pages: 310
Author: Klaus Mäkelä
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

Download and read online Alcoholics Anonymous as a Mutual help Movement in PDF and EPUB Part of an international study of Alcoholics Anonymous, carried out in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe


Why Early A A Succeeded

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ISBN: 1885803311
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Number of pages: 316
Author: Dick B.
Publisher: Good Book Publishing Company

Download and read online Why Early A A Succeeded in PDF and EPUB Early AAs founded their pioneer program on basic ideas from the Bible. What did they study? What did they learn? How did they approach the possible biblical subjects? There are historical answers, and this book provides them. More important, how can someone in A.A. or a 12 Step program study the Bible in the way the pioneers did and achieve the same 75% to 93% documented success rates among seemingly hopeless medically incurable alcoholics who went to any lengths to establish their relationship and fellowship with God. This book shows you how to do it today!


Sister Ignatia

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ISBN: 1568387466
Release Date: 2001-08-31
Number of pages: 356
Author: Mary C. Darrah
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing

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Pioneer Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous

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ISBN: 9781622872428
Release Date: 2012-12-20
Number of pages: 166
Author: Dick B.
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

Download and read online Pioneer Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous in PDF and EPUB 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.


Research on Alcoholics Anonymous and Spirituality in Addiction Recovery

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ISBN: 0387777253
Release Date: 2008-12-05
Number of pages: 449
Author: Marc Galanter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Research on Alcoholics Anonymous and Spirituality in Addiction Recovery in PDF and EPUB It was once taken for granted that peer-assisted groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous had no “real” value in recovery from addiction. More recently, evidence-based medicine is recognizing a spiritual component in healing—especially when it comes to addiction. The newest edition of Recent Developments in Alcoholism reflects this change by focusing on the 12-step model of recovery as well as mindfulness meditation and other spiritually oriented activity. More than thirty contributors bring together historical background, research findings, and clinical wisdom to analyze the compatibility of professional treatment and nonprofessional support, day-to-day concepts of relapse prevention, the value of community building in recovery, and much more. Among the topics covered: (1) How and why 12-step groups work. (2) The impact of the spiritual on mainstream treatment. (3) The impact of AA on other nonprofessional recovery programs. (4) AA outcomes for special populations. (5) Facilitating involvement in 12-step programs. (6) Methods for measuring religiousness and spirituality in alcohol research. Whether one is referring clients to 12-step programs or seeking to better understand the process, this is a unique resource for clinicians and social workers. Developmental psychologists, too, will find Volume 18—Research on Alcoholics Anonymous and Spirituality in Addiction Recovery a worthy successor to the series.


A Biography of Mrs Marty Mann

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ISBN: 9781616491413
Release Date: 2011-06-02
Number of pages: 416
Author: Sally Brown
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online A Biography of Mrs Marty Mann in PDF and EPUB Marty Mann was the first woman to achieve long-term sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous, and she inspired thousands of others, especially women, to help themselves. The little-known life of Marty Mann rivals a Masterpiece Theatre drama. She was born into a life of wealth and privilege, sank to the lowest depths of poverty and despair, then rose to inspire thousands of others, especially women, to help themselves. The first woman to achieve long-term sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous, Marty Mann advocated the understanding that alcoholism is an issue of public health, not morality. In their fascinating book, Sally and David Brown shed light on this influential figure in recovery history. Born in Chicago in 1905, Marty was favored with beauty, brains, charisma, phenomenal energy, and a powerful will. She could also out drink anyone in her group of social elites. When her father became penniless, she was forced into work, landed a lucrative public relations position, and a decade later was destitute because of her drinking. She was committed to a psychiatric center in 1938-a time when the term alcoholism was virtually unknown, the only known treatment was "drying out," and two men were compiling the book Alcoholics Anonymous. Marty read it on the recommendation of psychiatrist Dr. Harry Tiebout: it was her first step toward sobriety and a long, illustrious career as founder of the National Council on Alcoholism, or NCA.In the early 1950s, journalist Edward R. Murrow selected Marty as one of the 10 greatest living Americans. Marty died of a stroke in 1980, shortly after addressing the AA international convention in New Orleans.This is a story of one woman's indefatigable effort and indomitable spirit, compellingly told by Sally and David Brown.


The 12 Steps Unplugged

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ISBN: 9781616491611
Release Date: 2011-03-31
Number of pages: 136
Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing

Download and read online The 12 Steps Unplugged in PDF and EPUB Like many alcoholics and addicts, when John R. began his recovery at age seventeen, he was given a Big Book. At first he was reluctant to wade through the old-fashioned language and the stories about people he didn't think he could relate to. But, over time, he realized that the best way to get sober--and to stay sober--is to learn from those who have gone before us. And so he read Alcoholics Anonymous and took the first step toward changing his life. Today, with more than twenty years of sobriety, John is an adolescent chemical dependency counselor, showing addicts how the core messages of AA are as powerful and relevant to them as they have been to the millions of others who have gotten help for addiction over the years. With The 12 Steps Unplugged, he makes the Twelve Steps accessible to all of us. In this simple and often funny guide, he interprets the philosophies and stories of the Big Book in straightforward language that speaks to regular people. John will help you connect with the basic messages of getting honest with yourself, accepting the help of others, and finding a relevant spiritual support. Through The 12 Steps Unplugged, you'll discover just how universal the AA program really is.


Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Trade Edition

Filename: alcoholics-anonymous-big-book-trade-edition.pdf
ISBN: 1893007170
Release Date: 2002-02-10
Number of pages: 576
Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing

Download and read online Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Trade Edition in PDF and EPUB This handbook of the Alcoholics Anonymous association features detailed accounts of treatment methods and the personal testimonies of members.


Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous

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ISBN: 0809323303
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 163
Author: George H. Jensen
Publisher: SIU Press

Download and read online Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous in PDF and EPUB "Jensen covers Bakhtin's theory of the relationship between the author and the hero of a text, using Lillian Roth's autobiographies as counterexamples of AA talks. He discusses "rigorous honesty" within AA programs and provides a detailed analysis of the rhetorical act of stating "I am an alcoholic" in the context of an AA meeting. He devotes an entire chapter to explaining how AA meetings provide an example of what Bakhtin meant by carnival, a process through which humor, irony, and parody supply a mechanism for questioning commonly held beliefs. He shows how newcomers to AA move away from their egocentric personae as practicing alcoholics to adopt a new identity within AA. Turning back to Bakhtin, he describes the moments of discourse during which individuals confess past wrongs to God and to another person. Drawing further on Bakhtin, he examines the autobiographical moments of AA talks, stressing that these moments never become fully autobiographical.