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Alcoholics Anonymous - Big Book (Hardcover) Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book (Hardcover)

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 unchanged while personal stories have been added to reflect the growing and diverse fellowship. The long-awaited fourth edition features 24 new personal stories of recovery.

Alcoholics Anonymous - Big Book 4th Edition (Softcover)
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An Index to Alcoholics Anonymous 4th Edition An Index to Alcoholics Anonymous 4th Edition

Pamphlet, 22 pages        ISBN: 1568389965
Publisher: Hazelden        Published Year: 2003

Developed for use with the fourth edition of the Big Book, this tool will help you find the support you need—when you need it. Features page and line references to topics in the Big Book.

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The Little Red Book (Softcover) The Little Red Book (Softcover)

Author: Anonymous         ISBN: 089486985X
Publisher: Hazelden        Published Year: 1994

This is the original study guide to the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous. Filled with practical information for those first days of sober living, this little book:

  • offers newcomers advice about the program, how long it takes, and what to look for in a sponsor

  • provides in-depth discussions of each of the Twelve Steps and related character defects

  • poses common questions about AA and helping others, identifying where to find answers in the Big Book

  • features non-sexist language

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The Big Book Unplugged The Big Book Unplugged

A Young Person's Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous
Softcover, 132 pp.   Item: 2012
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing and Educational Services Published Year: 2003

What does a teen addicted to, say, marijuana, have in common with an adult alcoholic from almost 70 years ago? Plenty, according to The Big Unplugged. This book helps youth find common ground in Alcoholics Anonymous-a book which may sometimes seem remote to today's teens. The author summarizes each chapter of the Big Book, and in fresh, frank language, addresses issues faced and roadblocks erected by teens invincibility, surrender, spirituality, and more.

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A Program For You A Program For You

A Guide To the Big Book's Design for Living   Softcover Edition, 183 pages
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing and Educational Services   Published Year: 1991

A Program for You interprets the original A.A. program as described in the book Alcoholics Anonymous and serves as the basis for studying the Big Book. This guide provides us with a thorough understanding of Twelve Step principles and includes exercises on how we can apply them to our lives.

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Steps 1-3 - A Guide to the Big Book's Design for Living With Your Higher Power Steps 1-3 - A Guide to the Big Book's Design for Living With Your Higher Power

A Workbook for Steps 1-3   Author: James Hubal    Item: 5421
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing and Educational Services Published Year: 1991

These three workbooks feature information to reinforce important points in A Program for You and include exercises for self-examination and disclosure. Clear discussions of each Step and probing questions offer us a guide to personal insight and reflection. 8-1/2" x 11", 35-48pp. each.

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Steps 4-7 - A Guide to the Big Book's Design for Living With Yourself Steps 4-7 - A Guide to the Big Book's Design for Living With Yourself

A Workbook for Steps 4-7   Author: Joanne Hubal   Item: 5422
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing and Educational Services   Published Year: 1991

Designed to work with the 3rd or 4th Edition of the Big Book. These three workbooks feature information to reinforce important points in A Program for You and include exercises for self-examination and disclosure. Clear discussions of each Step and probing questions offer us a guide to personal insight and reflection. 8-1/2" x 11".

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Steps 8-12 - A Guide to the Big Book's Design for Living with Others Steps 8-12 - A Guide to the Big Book's Design for Living with Others

A Workbook for Steps 8-12    Author: Joanne Hubal    Item: 5423
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing and Educational Services   Published Year: 1991

These three workbooks feature information to reinforce important points in A Program for You and include exercises for self-examination and disclosure. Clear discussions of each Step and probing questions offer us a guide to personal insight and reflection. 8-1/2" x 11", 35-48pp. each.

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The Roots of Alcoholics Anonymous The Roots of Alcoholics Anonymous

Softcover, 252 pages   Author: Bill Pittman   Item: 6420
Publisher: Hazelden Pittman Archives Press   Published Year: 1988

The Roots of Alcoholics Anonymous is a fascinating history of treatment for alcoholism that traces society's shifting sentiments towards recovery. Author Bill Pittman uncovers a wealth of new and fascinating information about the people, movements and organizations behind Alcoholics Anonymous

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The 7 Points of Alcoholics Anonymous The 7 Points of Alcoholics Anonymous

Paperback, 103 pages        Author: Richmond Walker       ISBN: 1592850502
Publisher: Hazelden           Published Year: 1989

The 7 Points of Alcoholics Anonymous is the final work of Richmond Walker, author of the best-selling beloved book Twenty-Four Hours a Day. This book is the summation of Walker's knowledge on the practice and fundamentals of 12 Step recovery. Topics include and overview and history of A.A., the nature of alcoholism and recovery, the 12 Step way and fellowship, surrender, character defects, amends, living One Day at a Time, and sharing.

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The Annotated AA Handbook:
A Companion to the Big Book

The Annotated AA Handbook explains the directions for working the 12 steps using the first edition Big Book text and stories. There is a massive amount of commentary explaining almost every sentence of the Big Book. The annotations illustrate how the principles of AA apply to our lives and how we can live the program. I am amazed at the amount of study and understanding that writing this book must have required. The cross refs really enable us to more fully understand the AA program. There are tables included that show what the Big Book has to say about topics such as: Reasons to Believe; Medical Opinions of Alcoholism, Attitudes that Hinder our Progress; Directions for making a Beginning. Chapter 5 includes GREAT tables for doing our fourth steps. The index is amazing in itself -- the best I have ever seen, and way better than a concordance. Every chapter has an introduction and section showing an outline of concepts presented that I found especially helpful. I recommend this book to everyone who is interested in the 12 steps, AA history, the writers of the first edition stories, and especially those who want to recover from alcoholism. Buy this book!

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The Little Red Book For Women The Little Red Book For Women

Hardcover, 4 3/4" X 6 1/2", 160 pages         ISBN: 1592850820
Publisher: Hazelden                                    Published Year: 2004

Published in 1957, The Little Red Book is known as the foremost study guide to the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous. However, the original volume, filled with practical advice for sober living, was written by two anonymous men who, presumably, considered their audience to be comprised predominantly, if not entirely, of men. That's why Hazelden's new edition is written expressly for women. It features the original text of The Little Red Book along with annotated passages addressing issues related to how women experience addiction and recovery. The annotations, written by best-selling author Karen Casey, introduce women to the extraordinary camaraderie of Alcoholics Anonymous and the restorative powers of Twelve Step recovery.

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Stools and Bottles Stools and Bottles

A Study of Character Defects - 31 Daily Meditations    Item: 1040
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing and Educational Services Published Year: 1967

Penetrating insights into the first four Steps from a well-known A.A. talk. The author, who also wrote The Little Red Book, describes a three-legged stool, the legs of which represents Steps One, Two, and Three. They support the seat, which symbolizes the alcoholic. An excellent aid to the daily application of the A.A. program.

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There's More to Quitting Drinking Than Quitting Drinking

And acceptance is the answer to all my problems... A.A. members know of Dr. Paul's wisdom through the often-quoted passage from his story in A.A.s Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous. Dr. Paul continues sharing his astute insight and gentle humor with discussions of the physical, mental, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual aspects of sobriety.

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Stage II Recovery Stage II Recovery

Life Beyond Addiction   Softcover, 112 pages   Author: Earnie Larsen
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Inc.   Published Year: 1986

Stage II Recovery is the answer. Earnie Larsen, a dynamic speaker and a pioneer thinker in the field of chemical dependency, says that sustained abstinence from an addiction is only the first stage of recovery. Real recovery begins with what he calls Stage II -- the rebuilding of the life that was saved in Stage I. This inspiring, practical guide offers breakthrough information on how to see and change learned self-defeating behavior and make relationships work -- which is at the core of full recovery.

"Earnie Larsen's message is a must of every recovering person concerned with ongoing recovery." Chuck Holton, Founder Mercy Medical Center, Chemical Dependency Program, Golden Valley Health Care Chemical Dependency Program

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A Simple Program : A Contemporary Translation of the Book Alcoholics Anonymous

Since 1939, the book Alcoholics Anonymous ("The Big Book") collectively composed by the first 100 persons to recover through that program, has been said to have rescued millions of formerly hopeless addicts from the claws of their hellish addiction. But while alcoholism's horrors have remained unchanged, the demography of its victims has altered. When the Big Book was written, most known alcoholics were male; accordingly, its linguistic and social orientations are pointedly gender-emphatic. But now almost half of all alcoholics seeking help in AA are women, and chapters such as "To Wives" (without an equivalent "To Husbands") present, for some women, yet another stumbling block to an already hard-won freedom. This, the first translation of the core 164 pages of the Big Book, is written by a sober 12-year member of AA. Except for seamless and commendably transparent gender-balancing (e.g., sans the grotesque "s/he" or the infamous Oxfordian "Mother/Father God"), some replacements of obsolete 1930s slang, and a few substitutions of the phrase "Higher Power" for the word "God," it remains indistinguishable from the life-saving original. Consequently, A Simple Program belongs immediately next to Alcoholics Anonymous on the shelves of every library.

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Carry This Message: A Guide for Big Book Sponsorship

The sequel to one of the most-demanded recovery books of the last ten years, a handbook for AA sponsors and other mentors. As an internationally respected teacher and lecturer on the Twelve Step method introduced by Alcoholics Anonymous, Joe McQ knows that sponsorship is a key construct for the success of the program because it involves moving a person through the Twelve Step process to recovery. In the early days of AA sponsors would come to the alcoholic’s home and talk him through Steps 1 and 2, and when they were thoroughly convinced he was ready, they would start him on the program. However, with the advent of treatment centers over the last twenty-five to thirty years, Steps 1 and 2—the Steps which place the alcoholic in a “box” and force him or her to begin the program—have been supervised by those other than AA sponsors.

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