This workshop is for newcomersbeginners who want the original, undiluted 12 step program of the 1940s when recovery rates were 5075 per cent. The whytehouse is, i hope, a way to find that special phrase or saying etc. Many aa members refer back to the big book once they complete the 12step program and as they work with others on their recovery. Helping in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. 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. Helping other alcoholics helps the helper psychology today.
There is an important distinction between being sober and being in recovery. Breaking down step eight of aa alcoholics anonymous. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends this is an experience you must not miss. 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. Trust in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. Step eight of aa alcoholics anonymous is the beginning of the process of making amends, forgiving others and possibly being forgiven by them, in addition to forgiving ourselves.
Two study guides for the big book of alcoholics anonymous the first study guide has a summary of each book and then hundreds of follow up questions to answer and add sobriety notes. Aa the original way 12 step guide aa the original way group. It is my hope that you will find this site useful to you and our friends of bill w. Working with others practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. By making a list of the people we harmed and becoming willing to make amends, we take action toward healing the past with others and learning how to live in the world. Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics you can help when on one else can. Aa big book video chapter 7 working with others youtube. To enable you to find a power greater than yourself that will solve your problem. This workshop is also for recovered members who want to work with others. There are many page references to help each person working the steps to easily refer back to aas major text. The irrationality of alcoholics anonymous the atlantic. The steps by the big book workbook can be downloaded for free. Aa speaker turn our will and our lives over to the care of god new 20 duration.
Big book sponsorship 12 step recovery from any and all. Bearing in mind that step 12 is fundamentally the special insight of bill wilson when alone, on the verge of relapse as he wandered up and down the lobby of the mayflower hotel in akron in june of 1935 instead of the bar he called the local episcopalian minister reverend walter. The big book of alcoholics anonymous into action duration. The big book of alcoholics anonymous, also referred to as alcoholics anonymous. A study guide for the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous. Steps by the big book is a nocharge website for people in recovery from alcohol and drugs and other addictions who wish to study the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous aa as part of a friendly, focused group, and work them according to the big book, alcoholics anonymous. Chapter two breaks down the history of working with others. I have provided a link in a couple of places on this page for your convenience, so you can get to the search page. Our very lives, as exproblem drinkers, depend upon our constant thought of others and how we may help meet their needs aa, 2001, p. It may be helpful to point out what is at times a source of confusion for aa members. The big book of alcoholics anonymous and twelve step programs across the world have helped millions of people recover from addictions.
Of course its also fine to pick one method and stick with it. The introduction delves into what the solution is for alcoholics and drug addicts, by examining the chapter out of the big book of a. Big book workbook is for those who are willing to grow along spiritual lines 60. The big book serves as the foundation for the alcoholics anonymous 12step program, the worlds largest alcoholism support group. It is highly recommended to try both or to work directly from the big book. Service in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. Being sober versus being in recovery psychology today. The vast experience of aa members the world over proves it to be true. The differences are clear to those who have experienced both phases in their healing process from alcoholism. Help in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. The big book includes an assertion first made in the second edition, which was published in 1955.
Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is. This was the version of the big book distributed to friends and colleagues of aas founders before the first edition was printed. Our very lives, as exproblem drinkers, depend upon our constant thought of others. Working through the steps with our sponsors, studying this program with our aa group and helping another alcoholic to. Since the first edition appeared, in 1939, it has helped millions of men and women recover from alcoholism. Alcoholics anonymous big book 4th edition softcover item. Because this book has become the basic text for our. Through closely examining our big book, along with much experience and practice with our twelve steps, as well as vigorous work with other alcoholics, the missing piece of step 1 appears to be what is referred to on page 64 as the spiritual malady. This is the audio version of the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous.
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. This is the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous. 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. The big book serves as the basis of alcoholics anonymous aa. Aa big book video chapter 7 working with others aa big book video chapter 7 working with others. I was asked this week whether i would be a sponsor by a member who had become disillusioned with aa. Our goal is to study the steps as a friendly, focused group, and work them as the authors of the big book described.
Working with others p ractical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. Alcoholics anonymous big book audio read aloud youtube. If you want to recover from alcoholism nothing you can do will be of more help than working with other alcoholics. Often it was while working on this step with our sponsors or spiritual advisers that we fi rst felt truly able to forgive others, no matter how deeply we felt they had wronged us. Working with otherstoday we begin chapter 7 working with others which is of course the suggestion of the 12th step. This study material sticks closely to aas big book, alcoholics anonymous. The purpose of this study guide is to enable the student to better understand the information the authors of the book, alcoholics anonymous, intended to impart to each of us based on their experience and knowledge of alcoholism and. More than 300,000 copies of the first edition are now in circulation.1065 683 1370 479 172 251 838 841 1025 1187 537 889 290 1313 1419 1154 622 1028 1510 972 654 240 584 180 134 54 95 647 1151 981 1274