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Years of Alcoholics Anonymous
Personal Stories from the First Edition
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VARIETIES OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
Alcoholics log on - Alice hadn't taken a drink in four months. Even so, she was afraid to venture out at night for fear that the temptations of an active social life might pull her back into the bottle. "I knew I had a problem with alcohol, but I was adverse to going to an A.A. meeting," says the 43-year-old computer consultant from California. Instead she holed up with her home computer, logging on to various electronic bulletin boards late into the night.
Calculator. See how long you
know about the work done by AA (Alcoholics Anonymous),
an organization in which alcoholics help one another overcome their
Fewer realize there is a somewhat similar group
devoted to helping the families of alcoholics.
with case histories,
of a new group that is bringing hope to
most tragic victims: The wives,
husbands and children of the drunkards
We hope that you
find some useful information
here and we hope to see you at Legacy tonight.
Legacy meets every day at noon and at 6:00 P.M.
Mon - Sat. Sunday at 11
A.M. (Women's Meeting)
and at 1:00 P.M. (Discussion Meeting). Speaker
meetings are at 6:00 P.M. Sunday Nights.
There are those, too, who suffer from grave emotional and mental disorders, but many of them do recover if they have the capacity to be honest.
Our stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now. If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it -- then you are ready to take certain steps.
At some of these we balked, we thought we could find an easier, softer way. But we could not. With all the earnestness at our command, we beg of you to be fearless and thorough from the very start. Some of us have tried to hold on to our old ideas and the result was nil until we let go absolutely.
Remember that we deal with alcohol, cunning, baffling, powerful! Without help it is too much for us. But there is One who has all power that One is God. May you find Him now!
measures availed us nothing.
We stood at the turning point. We
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The bookstalls currently offer two books, each by a celebrity who made the difficult, trying escape from the black swamp that is alcoholism. There are tens, even hundreds of thousands of such stories of despair and, finally, triumph, which will never see print. But in them all there is one basic sameness, despite the differences in the social and financial classification of the individuals. They all had to hit bottom.Source: American Mercury, October 1954.
Golden Gate City,
ashamed of having the highest percentage of arrests for drunkenness,and
alarmed by the number of suicides in its drunk tanks, will soon have
nation’s most fabulous clinic for alcoholics. Liberty, July 1949
To acknowledge God and to live are one and the same thing.
Drunkard's Best Friend By Jack Alexander The
1950 article from the Saturday Evening Post with the original photos.
Anonymous is an informal fellowship
of about 12,000 formerly alcoholic men and women who are to be found banded
together as groups in about three hundred and twenty-five American and
the book of Alcoholics Anonymous came
about. Bill Wilson speaking at the Harbor Club in Fort Worth, Texas
7th Step Prayer
had a wonderful time, but this wasn't it."
This site is dedicated to the memory of my mother, Ida Norma Stebbins, (1915-1995) whose gentle and loving spirit helped guide me to sobriety. Thanks Mom. Gen. 31/49
everything on this site is from The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.
The parts that aren't are from The Grapevine