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Big Book Study

Methods and approaches to reading, studying and getting the most of your Big Book.

Newcomers, How do you read your Big Book?

WE, OF Alcoholics Anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. To… Read more »

Newcomers, How do you read your Big Book?

Who are the Muckers in AA and CA?

Editor’s Note: Originally written in August 1995 – Toronto, ON Canada, the Muckers were a rising rebuttal to the watered-down recovery program of “Just don’t… Read more »

Big Book Highlights

by Scott G. Highlighting different types of passages in different colours is an effective Big Book sponsorship strategy. As the newcomer reads their Big Book,… Read more »

Essentials of Recovery

Although it is not part of the original 1939 Big Book solution, the following excerpt does make its appearance in the 2nd edition of the… Read more »

Essentials of Recovery

Relapse was unthinkable…How did it happened?

Having worked with alcoholics and addicts from all over the world, the reasons for relapse amongst those with sobriety time seems to always point to… Read more »

The Big Book Study Movement is outside of the Structure of Alcoholics Anonymous In Ireland.

Page 12 of ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS GENERAL SERVICE CONFERENCE: A SERVICE HANDBOOK FOR IRELAND Published by AA General Service Conference of Ireland states: “The Big Book… Read more »

The Big Book Study Movement is outside of the Structure of Alcoholics Anonymous In Ireland.

We are now at Step Three

Being convinced we were alcoholic/addict and could not manage our own lives; that probably no human power could have relieved our alcoholism/addiction; and that God… Read more »

We are now at Step Three

Step Four: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Editor’s Note: Our format quotes extensively from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous (4th Edition), our basic text for recovery. Our notes, commentary, and gender-neutral… Read more »

Beware these ‘recovery logs’ for they lack the necessary power to recover.

Addicts are like drowning men and women. If we don’t find some way of keeping our heads above water, we are going to drown and… Read more »

Format for Eleventh Step Guidance Meeting

Suggestions and Guidelines Introduction Eleventh Step Guidance Meetings are for “anyone or everyone interested in a spiritual way of life.” They are NOT Open Discussion… Read more »

Format for Eleventh Step Guidance Meeting

How to find God’s plan for your life…the art of two-way prayer

Step 11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will… Read more »

Stinkin’ Thinkin’

How many times have you heard in the meeting rooms these “suggestions” or slogans: “Think through the drink” “Remember When” “Remember your last drunk” “Think,… Read more »

The Cake Recipe

“Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path.”(pg. 64, A.A. 4th Ed.) The 12 Step program is a recipe for… Read more »

The Myth of A.A. Identification: The Jay-Walker Story, A Case for Using the Big Book for Any and All Addictions

Step One: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. There’s a well known saying in A.A. that “only an alcoholic… Read more »

This is a selfish program

I other day I was at a meeting when I heard someone say, “I not working with anyone. I need to work on me. I… Read more »

How do you know if you are having a spiritual experience?

If, when you honestly want to, you find you cannot quit entirely, or if when drinking (using or acting out in a obsessive-compulsive manner), you… Read more »

How do you know if you are having a spiritual experience?

Prayers from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

“I earnestly advise every alcoholic to read this book through, and though perhaps he came to scoff, he may remain to pray.” William D. Silkworth,… Read more »

The Allergy of the Body and the Obession of the Mind

Allergy of the Body Medical Science has found that there is sound reasoning in the "Doctor’s Opinion" (Alcoholics Anonymous pg xxv-xxxvii). They have been able… Read more »

Alcoholics Anonymous archivist, author conducts sessions here

‘BACK TO BASICS’ – Saturday, June 11, 2011, By Roland Stoy, The Daily Reporter, Photo by Roland Stoy OVID TOWNSHIP – From Chicago, Detroit, Fort… Read more »

Working with Others

Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other activities fail. This… Read more »