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Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age

Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age Book
Author : Alcoholics Anonymous World Services
Publisher : Alcoholics Anonymous World Serv Incorporated
Release : 1957
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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More than half a century has gone by since A.A.'s historic 1955 convention in St. Louis, when the founding members passed on to the entire Fellowship the responsibility for the three Legacies of Recovery, Unity, and Service. This book takes A.A. members and interested friends on a quick tour of the Convention, traces the history and development of the Three Legacies, and looks at A.A. through the eyes of some early non-alcoholics who influenced the Fellowship's history. The first part is co-founder Bill W.'s reminiscent sketch of the Convention, in which he takes an appreciative look at many of the participants and reflects on events that shaped A.A. The second part consists of Bill's three Convention talks, edited and enlarged, on the Legacies of Recovery, Unity, and Service. Here is Bill's story -- how he drank, got sober, met Dr. Bob and other founding members, and how they struggled together to keep A.A. going, with little guidance beyond the lessons of experience. Then Bill moves on to describe how the Twelve Traditions developed as A.A.'s protective shield against the human faults that lead alcoholics into trouble, drunk or sober. And he finishes by laying out the development of A.A. services, culminating in the formation of the General Service Conference to serve as guadian of A.A.'s Traditions and world services. In the third part, readers will meet five early friends of A.A.: Dr. Harry Tiebout, the first psychiatrist to openly espouse A.A.: Dr. W.W. Bauer of the American Medical Association; Jesuit Father Edward Dowling and Episcopal priest Dr. Samuel Shoemaker, both of whom helped shape A.A.'s spiritual principles; and Benard B. Smith, attorney and longtime chair of the General Service Board. These nonalcoholics tell of their association with A.A., the part they played in its development, and their view of what the future holds.

Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous

Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous Book
Author : George H. Jensen
Publisher : SIU Press
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780809323302
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When drinkers attend Alcoholics Anonymous and their spouses attend Al- Anon, says Jensen (English, Southwest Missouri State U.), dramatic changes occur that cannot be accounted for simply by the absence of alcohol. He explains how being a member can contribute to the formation of a new identity through the transformative effect of storytelling within its structure. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

Alcoholics Anonymous as a Mutual help Movement

Alcoholics Anonymous as a Mutual help Movement Book
Author : Klaus Mäkelä,In collaboration with the World Health Organization,Noriko Kurube,Ilkka Arminen,Kim Bloomfield,Irmgard Eisenbach-Stangl,Karin Helmersson Bergmark,Nicoletta Mariolini,Hildigunnur Olafsdottir,John H. Peterson,Mary Phillips,Jurgen Rehm,Robin Room,Pia Rosenqvist
Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9780299150044
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Part of an international study of Alcoholics Anonymous, carried out in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe

The Akron Genesis of Alcoholics Anonymous

The Akron Genesis of Alcoholics Anonymous Book
Author : Dick B
Publisher : First Edition Design Pub.
Release : 2011-12-01
ISBN : 1937520390
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The story of A.A.'s birth at Dr. Bob's Home in Akron on June 10, 1935. It tells what early AAs did in their meetings, homes, and hospital visits; what they read; and how their ideas developed from the Bible, the Oxford Group, and Christian literature. It depicts the roles of A.A. founders and their wives, and of Henrietta Seiberling, and T. Henry & Clarace Williams. Foreword by John F. Seiberling Finally--a history that ties together the events in New York and Akron during A.A.'s formative years from 1931-1939. It tells of the Bud Firestone Miracle and the 1933 Oxford Group events in Akron. Then of the early meetings in New York and Akron. It details the specific contributions to A.A. that T. Henry and Clarace Williams, Henrietta Seiberling, Bill Wilson, and Dr. Bob and Anne Smith made at A.A.'s Akron birthplace. It covers the when, where and how of A.A.'s birth. There are details as to surrenders, hospitalization, meetings, literature, Bible study and prayer and meditation, and what the Akron people did in their homes. And there are precise traces from the Bible, the Four Absolutes, Christian writers, and the Oxford Group into the Twelve Steps and the Big Book. This book is about what Akron gave to A.A. and what A.A. can attribute to its Akron birthplace.

Research on Alcoholics Anonymous and Spirituality in Addiction Recovery

Research on Alcoholics Anonymous and Spirituality in Addiction Recovery Book
Author : Marc Galanter,Lee Anne Kaskutas
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2008-12-05
ISBN : 0387777253
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Making Known the Biblical History and Roots of Alcoholics Anonymous

Making Known the Biblical History and Roots of Alcoholics Anonymous Book
Author : Dick B.
Publisher : Good Book Publishing Company
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9781885803979
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One-of-a-kind bibliography, research, and history resource containing explicit information about author Dick B.'s 16 years of research: (1) Collecting over 25,000 books and materials on the roots of A.A. (2) Using them in the publication of his 26 titles, more than 120 articles, and over 30 audio talks. (3) Describing where he went for the history, where it is located, who was interviewed, and what it contains. (4) It lists titles Dick used in his writing; all of the background titles involved in A.A.'s use of the Bible, Quiet Time, Oxford Group life-changing program, Anne Smith's Journal, Rev. Sam Shoemaker's teachings, religious literature AAs read, the United Christian Endeavor Movement, Carl Jung, William James, William D. Silkworth, Richard Peabody, Emmet Fox and many other New Thought influences. (5) It lists all the books in A.A. founder Dr. Bob's library and collections--a list found nowhere else. (6) It contains manuscripts from archives and libraries and personal collections all over the U.S. and England. (7) There is a huge collection of temperance books and literature described. (8) Topical books by A.A., about A.A., about alcoholism, about "spirituality," about the Bible, religion, and clergy. (9) Included are records of Dick's notes and interviews. (10 Almost this entire collection of materials has been donated to and can now be found and studied at Griffith Library, which is part of The Wilson House (birthplace of Bill W.) in East Dorset, Vermont. Taken together, this reference volume and the actual materials in the Griffith Library, constitute the largest and most complete record of early A.A. historical materials in the world today, other than the Library of Congress items.

The Oxford Group Alcoholics Anonymous

The Oxford Group   Alcoholics Anonymous Book
Author : Dick B.
Publisher : Good Book Publishing Company
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9781885803191
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A.A.'s life-changing program derived almost exclusively from the precepts of A First Century Christian Fellowship (also known as the Oxford Group) of which A.A. was an integral part in its early years. This book is the only study devoted exclusively & specifically to the Oxford Group origins, ideas, principles, practices, & specific impact on A.A., its Big Book, & its Twelve Steps.

Dr Bob Of Alcoholics Anonymous

Dr  Bob Of Alcoholics Anonymous Book
Author : Dick B.,Ken B.
Publisher : Good Book Publishing Company
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9781885803856
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A.A. Co-founder Dr. Bob stated he had had "excellent training" in the Bible as a youngster in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. This title is a guide to that training and to the multi-volume resource compendium that describes the major influences on his training. They include the Town of St. Johnsbury, the Congregational Churches, his own church--the North Congregational Church, Sunday School, Christian Endeavor Society, the enormous impact of the Fairbanks family on the community and church and educational system, Dr. Bob's own deep family involvement in the church and town activities, the St. Johnsbury Academy, the town library (Athenaeum) and Fairbanks Museum, the YMCA, and the Great Awakening of 1875 that brought revivals, Gospel meetings, conversions, prayer, and Bible study to the fore.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous Book
Author : Charles Bufe
Publisher : See Sharp Press
Release : 1997-12-01
ISBN : 1884365752
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The History of Gay People in Alcoholics Anonymous

The History of Gay People in Alcoholics Anonymous Book
Author : Audrey Borden
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-06-03
ISBN : 1317954726
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The History of Gay People in Alcoholics Anonymous documents and honors the ways thousands of LGBT people have carried Alcoholics Anonymous' message. This illuminating chronicle includes interviews and documents that detail the compelling history, recovery, and wisdom of gay people in AA. The book examines the challenges AA faced as the fellowship endeavored to become a more inclusive and cohesive community. The first-person accounts narrate the important work of influential gay and straight AA members that led key events in AA’s history. The author includes material on the steps and traditions of AA, and on becoming an ally to LGBT people on the road to recovery. Topics in The History of Gay People in Alcoholics Anonymous include: the gay origins of AA’s Third Tradition a comparison of treatments for alcoholism and homosexuality compelling portraits of sober gay life in the 1950s and 1960s the debate in AA over meetings for gay alcoholics interviews with members and co-founders of the first gay AA meetings the history of the first gay AA/Al-Anon conference interviews with pioneering gay addiction professionals the history of AA pamphlet “AA and the Gay/Lesbian Alcoholic” Alcoholics Together, and why a parallel AA organization for gay alcoholics formed in southern California strategies AA’s gay members developed to make their meetings simultaneously safe and public—and why some of them are still necessary today much more The History of Gay People in Alcoholics Anonymous is an enlightening book for members of the LGBT and heterosexual recovering community, alcoholism and addiction professionals, as well as physicians, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, clergy, historians, sociologists, educators, students, and anyone interested in learning more about AA or this aspect of the community’s history.

What Is Alcoholics Anonymous

What Is Alcoholics Anonymous  Book
Author : Marc Galanter
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016-05-30
ISBN : 0190276568
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Alcoholics Anonymous has two million members worldwide; yet this fellowship remains a mystery to most people, and is even viewed by some as a cult or a religion. Written by an award-winning psychiatrist and educator in the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse, What Is Alcoholics Anonymous? provides the most in-depth overview to date of this popular and established yet poorly understood recovery movement. Author Dr. Marc Galanter integrates findings from the latest research in psychology, cultural history, and clinical science with a diverse range of first-person experiences with AA. The result is a thorough, objective, and accessible investigation into what AA is, how it works, and how the organization might be considered and used by both healthcare professionals and anyone affected by pursuit of recovery.

Pioneer Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous

Pioneer Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous Book
Author : Dick B.,Ken B.
Publisher : First Edition Design Pub.
Release : 2012-12-20
ISBN : 1622872428
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Iceland

Alcoholics Anonymous in Iceland Book
Author : Hildigunnur Olafsdottir,Hildigunnur Ólafsdóttir
Publisher : Hildigunnur Ólafsdóttir
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9789979544043
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age

Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age Book
Author : Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Publisher : A. A. World Services, Inc.
Release : 2014-10-09
ISBN : 1940889944
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A.A. co-founder Bill W. tells the story of the growth of Alcoholics Anonymous from its make-or-break beginnings in New York and Akron in the early 1930s to its spread across the country and overseas in the years that followed. A wealth of personal accounts and anecdotes portray the dramatic power of the A.A. Twelve Step program of recovery — unique not only in its approach to treating alcoholism but also in its spiritual impact and social influence. Bill recounts the evolution of the Twelve Steps, the Twelve Traditions and the Twelve Concepts for World Service — those principles and practices that protect A.A.s Three Legacies of Recovery, Unity and Service — and how in 1955 the responsibility for these were passed on by the founding members to the Fellowship (A.A.’s membership at large). In closing chapters of Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age, early "friends of A.A.," including the influential Dr. Silkworth and Father Ed Dowling, share their perspectives. Includes 16 pages of archival photographs. For those interested in the history of A.A. and how it has withstood the test of time, Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age offers on the growth of this ground-breaking movement. Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age has been approved by the General Service Conference.

Alcoholics Anonymous Fourth Edition

Alcoholics Anonymous  Fourth Edition Book
Author : Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Publisher : A. A. World Services, Inc.
Release : 2013-12-04
ISBN : 1893007669
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Known as the "Big Book," the basic text of Alcoholics Anonymous has helped millions of people worldwide get and stay sober since the first edition appeared in 1939. Opening chapters articulate A.A.’s program of recovery from alcoholism — the original Twelve Steps — and recount the personal histories of A.A.'s co-founders, Bill W. and Dr. Bob. In the pages that follow, more than 40 A.A. members share how they stopped drinking and found a new healthier and more serene way of life through the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. Whether reading passages at meetings, reading privately for personal reflection, or working with a sponsor, the Big Book can be a source of inspiration, guidance and comfort on the journey to recovery. This Fourth Edition of Alcoholics Anonymous has been approved by the General Service Conference.

Introduction to the Sources and Founding of Alcoholics Anonymous

Introduction to the Sources and Founding of Alcoholics Anonymous Book
Author : Dick B.
Publisher : Good Book Publishing Company
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9781885803863
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Intended for use by recovery newcomers, educational and religious alcoholism programs, recovery groups and treatment centers, and substance abuse agencies. Here, for the first time, is a simple, accurate, concise statement of the origins, trends, changes, and detours leading up to, involved in, and evolving from A.A.'s Big Book and Twelve Step spiritual program of recovery. A must for introducing the A.A./12 Step subject usefully

The First Nationwide Alcoholics Anonymous History Conference

The First Nationwide Alcoholics Anonymous History Conference Book
Author : Dick B.
Publisher : Good Book Publishing Company
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9781885803924
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dick B. is a writer, historian, Bible student, retired attorney, and recovered AA. He is active in the fellowship and has sponsored more than 100 men in their recovery. He has devoted 18 years to investigating, researching, analyzing, and disseminating the facts about early A.A. origins, roots, history, principles, and practices. He has published 33 titles and more than 170 articles on the subject and frequently speaks within and outside the fellowship. He is the leading A.A. early history scholar.

Carl Jung and Alcoholics Anonymous

Carl Jung and Alcoholics Anonymous Book
Author : Ian McCabe
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-03-29
ISBN : 0429911696
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author visited the archives of the headquarters of A.A. in New York, and discovered new communications between Carl Jung and Bill Wilson. For the first time this correspondence shows Jung's respect for A.A. and in turn, its influence on him. In particular, this research shows how Bill Wilson was encouraged by Jung's writings to promote the spiritual aspect of recovery as opposed to the conventional medical model which has failed so abysmally. The book overturns the long-held belief that Jung distrusted groups. Indeed, influenced by A.A.'s success, Jung gave "complete and detailed instructions" on how the A.A. group format could be developed further and used by "general neurotics".Wilson was an advocate of treating some alcoholics with LSD in order to deflate the ego and induce a spiritual experience. The author explains how alcoholism can be diagnosed and understood by professionals and the lay person; by examining the detailed case histories of Jung, the author gives graphic examples of its psychological and behavioural manifestations.

Christianity and Alcoholics Anonymous Competing or Compatible

Christianity and Alcoholics Anonymous  Competing or Compatible  Book
Author : David L. Simmons
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2012-09-12
ISBN : 1449765564
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Defense of the Gospel None could deny that A.A. has taught hundreds of thousands of alcoholics to live in continuous sobriety. But a bigger question is, “By what means—and with what consequences—does A.A. accomplish this minor miracle?” Could we, for example, lay A.A. literature side by side with Scripture and conclude the two are in steady harmony? Or could it actually be possible that they contradict one another? And if that were the case, would we be wise to point to our continued sobriety as proof we have also been reconciled with God? By contrasting what Scripture has to say on the subject of addiction, this book will uncover A.A.’s teachings at great depth. Simultaneously it will help you to precisely diagnose the deception of Alcoholics Anonymous. Followers of Christ, A.A. members, and their families can ill afford to miss dozens of eye-opening revelations as David Simmons delivers his compassionate message of hope. See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy… Colossians 2:8 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:10

Alcoholics Anonymous and the Rockefeller Connection How John D Rockefeller Jr and His Associates Saved AA

Alcoholics Anonymous and the Rockefeller Connection  How John D  Rockefeller Jr  and His Associates Saved AA Book
Author : Jay D. Moore
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2015-12-16
ISBN : 1483441512
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book straddles the divide between personal story and period history. In his finely researched account, Jay D. Moore follows the life of a driven, genius stock analyst brought to the brink of insanity by alcohol. A second thread traces the story of a physician humbled and bewildered by the same struggle. Finally, the story traverses the path through life of an unimaginably wealthy man, telling how he decides to use his treasure to benefit others. It has been said that there are no new ideas, only history we have not yet learned. No new ideas were brought to the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, for everything the co-founders and early members did had been done before. What they managed to change, however, was to stick to their knitting. The facts presented here help separate the truth from legend, as the story of Alcoholics Anonymous and the Rockefeller connection is presented with more depth and analysis than has been brought to the subject before.