Literature published by A.A. World Services, Inc. is a resource for the recovering alcoholic and for anyone who wants to find out about Alcoholics Anonymous, its history and how it works. General Service Conference-approved literature reflects the group conscience of the Fellowship of A.A. and includes the book Alcoholics Anonymous (affectionately known by members as the Big Book); Daily Reflections, a compilation of spiritual reflections contributed by members; books written by one of A.A.’s co-founders (such as Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions and As Bill Sees It); and a wide variety of pamphlets and booklets that deal with the Three Legacies of Alcoholics Anonymous: Recovery, Unity and Service.


Books


Alcoholics Anonymous

Fourth edition (2001) of the Big Book, asic text of A.A. Since the first edition appeared, in 1939, it has helped millions of men and women recover from alcoholism.


Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
Bill W.’s 24 essays on the Steps and the Traditions discuss the principles of individual recovery and group unity.

Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age
Bill W. tells how A.A. started, how the Steps and Traditions evolved, and how the A.A. Fellowship grew and spread overseas.


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This collection of Bill’s writings is a daily source of comfort and inspiration.

 

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Pamphlets


This Is A.A.
Introductory pamphlet describing the kind of people A.A.s are and what A.A.s have learned about alcoholism. For anyone who thinks he or she may have a problem with alcohol.

FAQ About A.A.
Answers the questions most frequently asked about A.A. by alcoholics seeking help, as well as by their families and friends.

Is A.A. For You?
Symptoms of alcoholism are summed up in 12 questions most A.A.s had to answer to identify themselves as alcoholics.

A Newcomer Asks
Gives straightforward, brief answers on 15 points that once puzzled many of us.

Is There An Alcoholics in Your Life?
Explains the A.A. program as it affects anyone close to an alcoholic—spouse, family member, friend.

 

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