Alcoholics Anonymous in Iceland Book PDF

Alcoholics Anonymous in Iceland

  • Author : Hildigunnur Olafsdottir
  • Publisher : Hildigunnur Ólafsdóttir
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 997954404X

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Alcoholics Anonymous in Iceland Book Description :

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 Book PDF

Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Author : Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies. Information Services Division
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre : Alcoholics
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN : OCLC:15376977

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Alcoholics Anonymous Book PDF

Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Author : Bill W.
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-03-20
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780486834177

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Alcoholics Anonymous Book Description :

Many thousands have benefited from "The Big Book" and its simple but profound explanation of the doctrines behind Alcoholics Anonymous, which was founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith. This original 1939 edition outlines the famous 12 steps, and offers counsel for those who wish to join the program but doubt the existence of a higher power. It also contains encouraging personal stories, in which AA members relate their experiences with alcohol and how they found the path to sobriety. "The Big Book" has gone through numerous editions and remains the most widely used resource for recovering alcoholics. Only this original 1939 edition includes all 29 stories of the program's pioneers, which share the details of their full journey, including initial recovery, sometimes followed by relapse and eventual success. This edition also features the key to the solution claimed by Bill Wilson: a vital spiritual experience that allows followers to rediscover, or discover, God. This realistic portrayal of the program as offered by its founders has been lost in subsequent editions of the work, and is presented here to serve as a reminder that success comes in many forms.

Alcoholics Anonymous as a Mutual help Movement Book PDF

Alcoholics Anonymous as a Mutual help Movement

  • Author : Klaus Mäkelä
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 0299150046

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Alcoholics Anonymous as a Mutual help Movement Book Description :

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

Alcoholics Anonymous Book PDF

Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Author : Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-08
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN : 1258461803

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The Akron Genesis of Alcoholics Anonymous Book PDF

The Akron Genesis of Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Author : Dick B
  • Publisher : First Edition Design Pub.
  • Release Date : 2011-12-01
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 9781937520397

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The Akron Genesis of Alcoholics Anonymous Book Description :

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.

Talking Oneself Sober Book PDF

Talking Oneself Sober

  • Author : Seán O'Halloran
  • Publisher : Cambria Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre : Medical
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN : 9781604975529

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Talking Oneself Sober Book Description :

This book is the first to deal comprehensively with the spoken discourse of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), particularly within AA meetings. These meetings are generally not easily accessible to researchers, but are AA s central activity and provide the forum through which it operates. AA is actually constituted and manifested through its discursive practices. To therefore understand what happens in meetings is to appreciate AA, particularly as it does not have a coherent system of defining propositional beliefs or a recognizable hierarchy and authorized spokesmen. This study also examines AA written texts, including Alcoholics Anonymous (The Big Book) and the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. Without a thorough knowledge of its written texts, one can only have a limited understanding of AA meeting discourse since these written texts are constantly alluded to and are the source of the Twelve Steps, which provide a framework and the guiding principles for AA life stories. The first part of the book is a general introduction to AA and gives an account of how its discourse emerged. Part two focuses on the personal narratives of AA, its primary genre, and it is noted how these specialize in a particular process of self evaluation, allowing speakers to reconstruct their life stories though a process of co-construction which enables members to make new attributions for both their alcoholism and their recovery. It also examines the form and structure of the AA meeting, where it is noted how the modern AA meeting is a formal, even ritualized event; all members having clear expectations of what is to happen. The study also uses actual material from AA meetings to illustrate that: AA meeting discourse is perhaps unique in the degree of discursive symmetry it creates between members. Through sharing, the individual voice of recovery gains ascendancy over the voice of active alcoholism. This is not only as a manifestation of recovery but also constitutive of it as the voice of rec

The Oxford Group   Alcoholics Anonymous Book PDF

The Oxford Group Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Author : Dick B.
  • Publisher : Good Book Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Pages : 411
  • ISBN : 1885803192

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The Oxford Group Alcoholics Anonymous Book Description :

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.

Why Early A A  Succeeded Book PDF

Why Early A A Succeeded

  • Author : Dick B.
  • Publisher : Good Book Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 1885803311

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Why Early A A Succeeded Book Description :

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!

Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous Book PDF

Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Author : George H. Jensen
  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN : 0809323303

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Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous Book Description :

"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.

101 Common Cliches of Alcoholics Anonymous Book PDF

101 Common Cliches of Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Author : Bob Tolin
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2014-03-14
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 1496011112

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101 Common Cliches of Alcoholics Anonymous Book Description :

It is hard to find Alcoholic Anonymous literature that has the same flavor as your favorite meeting... until now. This book was written in the same spirit that claims - "We are not a glum lot." This book has been received with such favor that I have now written a second book to add to it, another 101 cliches, so people now have more cliches and commentary to ponder and enjoy.In the Big Book, an alcoholic' states, "...the most compelling part of A.A., the part that made me want to try this sober thing, was the laughter, the pure joy of the laughter that I heard only from sober alcoholics."This book was written first, with the hope to spread this laughter to the newcomer that has lost all hope. Secondly, it serves to enlighten and dispel rumors about AA, to inform people who are simply curious about the teachings of A.A. It tells what it is really like from someone who has taken the journey and recovered. It is filled with witty heartfelt clich�s that are so true, so sharp, they make the old-timers smile and the newcomers cringe. The clich�s are used to teach newcomers the greater truths about the cure for alcoholism. Each clich� is a parable, an allegorical truth that is then explained using plainly stated information from knowledgable sponsors and the Big Book with humorous commentary from a recovered alcoholic.This book is not fluff, nor is it for the faint hearted. The world of alcohol and drug abuse is not pretty, nor one easily explained or understood. This book is gritty, informative, and at the same time inspirational and full of joy and hope, but most of all it was written with the newcomer in mind, so it does a balancing act just for them. It is meant to be simple, when I was first getting sober I had the attention span of a gnat. It is honest and funny and gives a glimpse of just how ugly addiction gets and how attractive real recovery can be. After reading about us, our cliches and our solution to a condition described as cunning, baffling and powerf

Making Known the Biblical History and Roots of Alcoholics Anonymous Book PDF

Making Known the Biblical History and Roots of Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Author : Dick B.
  • Publisher : Good Book Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1885803974

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Making Known the Biblical History and Roots of Alcoholics Anonymous Book Description :

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age Book PDF

Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age

  • Author : Alcoholics Anonymous World Services
  • Publisher : Alcoholics Anonymous World Serv Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1957
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : PSU:000020475383

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Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age Book Description :

Nearly half a century has gone by since A.A.'s historic 1955 Covention 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 nonalcoholics who influenced the Fellowship's history.

Alcoholics Anonymous Book PDF

Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Author : Mary Catherine Taylor
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre : Alcoholics
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : UCAL:X45019

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Bill W  Book PDF

Bill W

  • Author : Francis Hartigan
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2001-10-12
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781429927864

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Bill W Book Description :

When Bill Wilson, with his friend Dr. Bob Smith, founded Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935, his hope was that AA would become a safe haven for those who suffered from this disease. Thirty years after his death, AA continues to help millions of alcoholics recover from what had been commonly regarded as a hopeless addiction. Still, while Wilson was a visionary for millions, he was no saint. After cofounding Alcoholics Anonymous, he stayed sober for over thirty-five years, helping countless thousands rebuild their lives. But at the same time, Wilson suffered form debilitating bouts of clinical depression, was a womanizer, and experimented with LSD. Francis Hartigan, the former secretary and confidant to Wilson's wife, Lois, has exhaustively researched his subject, writing with a complete insider's knowledge. Drawing on extensive interviews with Lois Wilson and scores of early members of AA, he fully explores Wilson's organizational genius, his devotion to the cause, and almost martyr-like selflessness. That Wilson, like all of us, had to struggle with his own personal demons makes this biography all the more moving and inspirational. Hartigan reveals the story of Wilson's life to be as humorous, horrific, and powerful as any of the AA vignettes told daily around the world.

The Annotated Bibliography of Alcoholics Anonymous  1939 1989 Book PDF

The Annotated Bibliography of Alcoholics Anonymous 1939 1989

  • Author : Charles Bishop
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre : Alcoholics
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106009002616

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The Annotated Bibliography of Alcoholics Anonymous 1939 1989 Book Description :

"This essential reference work contains over 1,400 publications by and about AA in its 50 year history in print." Intended for professional personnel in various fields, e.g., psychiatrists, librarians, and clergy. Covers popular and scholarly journal articles, books, chapters, pamphlets, dissertations, and all AA publications. Entries give bibliographical information and concise annotation. Index.

Little Big Book  Alcoholics Anonymous  Book PDF

Little Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Author : Alcoholics Anonymous World Services
  • Publisher : Alcoholics Anonymous World Serv Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1993-08-01
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 0916856593

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