The 3 rd printing changed the reference on page 16 to 7,000 groups. To read a pdf version of the fourth edition of alcoholics anonymous click here. It has wisdom that has spanned centuries and saved countless. Of course, most human beings dont suffer these defects at these rockbottom levels. On page 83 of the big book is a list of promises that outline what people can. Alcoholism and depression are common themes in recovering alcoholic stories, as is an aa higher power, aa home group, aa spiritual principles, 90 meetings in. Since i had already been accepted at college, i consciously decided to make that last semester one big party. I can understand why its the sacred text of aa groups around the world. Jan 29, 2020 sitting in an alcoholics anonymous meeting, holly whitaker couldnt wrap her mind around the words hi, my name is holly, and im an alcoholic. Yes, i have heard what seems to be contradictions from oldtimers. A 26yearold hfa believed that a bottom had to be an experience so bad and painful that you would know you couldnt drink again.
Hitting bottom daily reflections 116 alcoholics anonymous. Meetings archive kansas city area central office aa. The bookstalls currently offer two books, each by a celebrity who made a the difficult, trying escape. She proved to herself that a low bottom does not guarantee sobriety. Hours 9 am to 4 pm mon thru friday 9 am to 7 pm the 3rd wed each month.
But researchers have debunked central tenets of aa doctrine and found dozens of. Instructions for accessing zoom virtual meetings last udated. Our online big book is used by thousands of people all over the world, and incurs substantial bandwidth expense. Such efforts are done out of compassion, but they may be damaging if they prevent the individual from hitting rock bottom. Aa comes of age, pg 165, bottom i began to forget that this was. To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book. The following are excerpts from my book understanding the high. The bookstalls currently offer two books, each by a celebrity who made a the difficult.
It was primarily written by bill wilson, and it describes how to recover from alcoholism. It is a common misconception that you have to hit rock bottom before seeking treatment for alcoholism. Rockland county zoom meetings tradition one our common welfare comes first, personal recovery depends on a. The whytehouse is, i hope, a way to find that special phrase or saying etc. The fourth edition of alcoholics anonymous, affectionately known as the big book, includes twentyfour new stories and continues to pass on aas message of hope and recovery to millions. Those words originally appeared in the 1939 first edition of alcoholics anonymous, but by the time of the publication of the 1953 commentary, twelve steps and twelve traditions aa, 1953, the idea had changed in contradictory ways. I graduated narrowly and took a job at a local garage. Sitting in an alcoholics anonymous meeting, holly whitaker couldnt wrap her mind around the words hi, my name is holly, and im an alcoholic. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.
Since the first edition appeared, in 1939, it has helped millions of men and women recover from alcoholism. On this page below click on the zoom meeting address link for the day and time of. In light of the recent closures of area meetings and out of concern for the safety of aa members, a rockland aa zoom account has been created which will allow aa members and newcomers to continue to safely meet and share their experience strength and hope with each other. The big book the main 164 pages, prayers, personal stories, and more. The big book serves as the foundation for the alcoholics anonymous 12step. Good luck to you may you find the peace and serenity you so deserve in life give this book a shot and you will find a new way of life. Alcoholics anonymous 2nd edition 2nd printing 1955. Aa speakers joe and charlie steps 5, 6, 7, and 8 the big book comes alive duration. The story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism, is a collection of texts used by members of the alcoholics anonymous fellowship. Home read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions alcoholics anonymous alcoholics anonymous this is the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous. To spread his message of salvation, wilson started writing what would become aas sacred text. Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which i rebuilt my life.
My group sometimes reads from the original manuscript of the big book because many of us favor the more forceful language it uses. The text got this name because the first edition of the book had rather thick pages, making the book even thicker than its content would suggest. Alcoholics anonymous, 4th edition kindle edition by inc, a. Alcoholics anonymous 2nd edition 11th printing 1970 original dj aa big book. Most people with a drinking problem have moments where they wake up and think to themselves, i. One of the many impressive things about maia szalavitzs new book unbroken. I didnt connect with the big book of alcoholics anonymous until over a year into my sobriety.
It is my hope that you will find this site useful to you and our friends of bill w. Zoom virtual meetings jefferson district friends of bill. We didnt wait to hit bottom because, thank god, we could see the bottom. The story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism though its more commonly referred to as the big book, is the founding text of alcoholics anonymous. Cornerstone united methodist church 2604 n may ave. The big book is the most important piece of literature used by the group. The tragic myth of addicts hitting rock bottom science of us. All are zoom meetings unless noted otherwise use id and code to acc.
The story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism is often referred to in alcoholics anonymous meetings aa as the big book. We help by providing online discussion, meetings, chat, forums and resources aimed around working the 12 steps. What is step 1 in the alcoholics anonymous program. We, of alcoholics anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. The big book of alcoholics anonymous, also referred to as alcoholics anonymous. I have provided a link in a couple of places on this page for your convenience, so you can get to the search page. What hitting bottom means for an alcoholic or addict verywell mind. This is the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous. Online aa meetings and 12 step chat meetings 12 step online. Most people with a drinking problem have moments where they. A member finds her seventh step is just a stones throw away. In addition, the big book said if you want what we have to offer i.
Good luck to you may you find the peace and serenity you so deserve. The big book is one of the bestselling books of all time, with over 30 million copies in print. As of december 2009, 30,664,881 copies of the big book have been sold or otherwise distributed source aa gso ny. Copyright alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. Alcoholics anonymous, 4th edition kindle edition by inc. Hi folks, this is the west loop big book study meeting of alcoholics anonymous. Its said you must hit rock bottom before you can make the journey to recovery but maybe if you read this book you will find a way that you can avoid the horor of the rock bottom experience. Zoom meetings laurel recovery 368 main street laurel. Aa 101o, monday, west side entrance on 23rd st s, 12 noon, ursuline. Northern nevada intergroup of alcoholics anonymous. Aa history a vision for you bills story carry this message drop the rock drs opinion fear fear inventory how it works how it works preamble into action more about alcoholism purpose of the big book resentment resentment inventory saturday saturdays second step proposition sex inventory. Alcoholics anonymous big book,1st edition, 5th printing, dj, 1944 lite blue. First published in 2010 as a paperback, the ez big book of alcoholics anonymous was released as an e book shortly afterward.
Of course there are contradictions within the program of aa. It is the basic text of the fellowship of alcoholics anonymous, and has helped large numbers of alcoholic men and women, young and old, recover. Its faithbased 12step program dominates treatment in the united states. Search the alcoholics anonymous big book for phrases, key words, etc. The irrationality of alcoholics anonymous the atlantic. To spread his message of salvation, wilson started writing what would become aa s sacred text.
Times square,525 central ave 6th street entrance steps to recovery groupo saturday. Meetings vancouver intergroup alcoholics anonymous. First published in 2010 as a paperback, the ez big book of alcoholics anonymous was released as an ebook shortly afterward. Some have objected to doing this because they say only aa approved books can be used in meetings. Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and more concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either alcoholics.
Central presbyterian church, room 24 5101 n may ave. The ez big book of alcoholics anonymous was written by a longtime aa member who has been a professional writer all her life. Chicago alcoholics anonymous remote online meetings. Theyve been sent to aa by the courts and havent hit bottom yet.
The story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism generally known as the big book because of the thickness of the paper used in the first edition is a 1939 basic text, describing how to recover from alcoholism, primarily written by william g. The big book of alcoholics anonymous including twelve steps and twelve traditions. If you need to talk to someone right now, call this number. Nov 27, 2011 please do not let this turn into an in depth discussion about powerlesshigher power aa vs. We expect that this contribution to the recovering community worldwide will continue to grow, as our online big book is a great study tool. Please call 312 626 6799 or 3462487799 and follow the prompts to enter meeting id. After announcements, the preamble, how it works and a celebration of birthdays, we read from the big book of alcoholics anonymous until 25 after the hour, or the end of the chapter whichever comes first. I didnt care to read it and i didnt think it had anything of substance i could relate to. Outlining the steps and traditions that make aa famous, as well as numerous stories about recovering addicts who have been through the process, the big book has helped guide millions into a life of sobriety. One of the best parts, in a talk that is full of great parts, is near the end at 34. Each alcoholic has a unique bottom, and some alcoholics report having several bottoms along the way that they have ignored.
Hitting rock bottom does not mean that the individual needs to lose everything in. The various ways highfunctioning alcoholics hit bottom. If you have a drinking problem, we hope that you may pause in reading. Rock in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12 traditions. It was obviously necessary to raise the bottom the rest of us had hit to the point where it would hit them. Everything needs to change, yet with care and caution, guidance from our big book, god, sponsors, and their experience. Learn what hitting bottom means for an alcoholic or an addict, plus how to know where exactly bottom is. Times all us central unless otherwise noted call in by telephone only.
Open meetings are available to anyone interested in alcoholics anonymous program of recovery from alcoholism. Bottom in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. This is probably why so many people fail to get sober. The free version features the full text of the big book, prayers, personal stories, podcasts, meeting finder, and more. The story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism, is a collection of texts used by members of the alcoholics anonymous fellowship the book has undergone four revisions since william wilson, also known as bill w. Listen at this website, or subscribe or download the podcast free at apple podcasts or any of the podcast providers listed at the bottom of this page. The big book of alcoholics anonymous the world famous eye. The myths of rock bottom and willingnesspart 1 recovery cartel. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading alcoholics anonymous, 4th edition. The big book, which is actually titled alcoholics anonymous. Alcoholics anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with. Rockland county zoom meetings alcoholics anonymous of. Miracles in progress 12 step recovery forums alcoholics anonymous alcoholics anonymous big book pg.
The 164 and more book, ebook, and web site are all concordances which display passages from the big book alcoholics anonymous, the twelve steps and twelve traditions, and the a. Within 3 years, the ebook sold over 15,000 copies worldwide without any marketing. Whether youre new to aa, or youre a seasoned veteran, this is the easiest and most useful app to aid in your recovery. Wilson, one of the founders of alcoholics anonymous aa. Within 3 years, the e book sold over 15,000 copies worldwide without any marketing. Read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions. Originally published in 1939 by author and aa cofounder william g. Many people who demonstrate problem drinking find it beneficial to join alcoholics anonymous to prevent the development of an addiction. My counselor at the out patient program that i attended who was an aa said that they try to bring the bottom up high bottom drunks so that the drunk doesnt have to lose everything before they realize that their life is unmanageable. The big book serves as the foundation for the alcoholics anonymous 12step program. Alcoholics anonymous, now better known as the big book. Real alcoholic, delusion, and the mental obsession.289 1436 1423 277 817 983 796 1118 471 968 1464 1008 1097 56 80 1551 1052 1071 1310 1532 1617 1281 1327 372 597 984 293 995 45 1308 1433