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 goals are to live the spiritual process through which sobriety is obtained and enhanced, and to publish at no charge our experience for other recovering alcoholics. Here are the 12 steps we took, which are suggested as a program of recovery the 12 steps are found on pages 5960, alcoholics anonymous, the big book the 12 steps are referred to in the big book, on page 58, where it is written, rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed out path the 12 steps is the solution for alcoholic addiction referred to in chapter. Download pamphlets and handouts to use in big book group sessions our workbook companion to alcoholics anonymous 12 steps of recovery from alcoholism and addiction is called steps by the big book. By accepting the spiritual help offered by a higher power, we embrace a spiritual program. The big book of alcoholics anonymous kindle edition by. It is my hope that you will find this site useful to you and our friends of bill w. The big books specific instructions on step 9, along with following the direction of our sponsor, gives us the support we need to go out and do. Experience the big book aa meetings available onlinedue to the covid19 pandemic, the experience the big book meetings will be accessible online as zoom video conferences, starting sunday, march 22, 2020 at 6pm central time. These recordings were made at the west broward club in davie, fl during late 20012002. We provide this study guide based on personal experience to help those following aas 12 steps as outlined in the original big book, alcoholics anonymous aa.
These meetings can be accessed go to thought and click on read more for how to accessfor free via computer, tablets and mobile devices, and. This is the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous. Phrases such as a day at a time, the big book, pressing buttons, hitting your knees, on the program, have a certain resonance for those within the fellowship, but to those outside the fellowship are meaningless and pat. Emotional sobriety and food step 11 inventory 12212014 emotional sobriety and food step 11 inventory 12212014 how to listen to god below are various versions of the pamphlets how to begin practicing quiet time a.
Its core treatment philosophy is based on a personal improvement plan that is outlined in 12 specific action steps. For them, we hope these pages will prove so convincing that no further authentication will be necessary. The sponsorship guide is your syllabus throughout your 12 step course using the idiots guide. Home read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions. Milwaukee group topic saturday 675061 meeting hall 933 e center st milwaukee, wi 53212 map it. Over the years many lists of virtues that correspond to each of the twelve steps and their underlying spiritual nature have been printed in local area aa newsletters and on pocket cards. The first edition of the big book has a story in which aas cofounder bill wilson said to a newcomer, your life is certainly jumbled up.
In order for this to happen we must go directly into steps 10, 11 and 12 while doing step 9. Wilson, one of the founders of alcoholics anonymous aa. This page contains notes and handouts for the 12 step big book workshop on aas 12 steps, as presented by dallas b. Lastly, i would like to share that the promises written in the aa big book move me to want to make those amends to which i resist. The big book bunch 12 step workbook we are the big book bunch group of alcoholics anonymous. Our workbook companion to alcoholics anonymous 12 steps of recovery from alcoholism and addiction is called steps by the big book. Breaking down step nine of aa alcoholics anonymous jason.
I heard early in program that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Here is the step 11 worksheet created for our group. Our goal is to explore the causes of alcoholic relapse, specifically, the causes set forth by the big book, alcoholics anonymous. Helping others newcomers is the foundation stone of your recovery. Breaking down step eight of aa alcoholics anonymous.
Are you ready to trust god and step out in faith by sharing your 5th step with him. Our origins are the students of the big book group, which has met in woodland hills, california since december of 1985. The 12 steps of aa are the principles of the program that we practice, as listed in the big book, pages 59 and 60. Steps eight and nine are concerned with personal rela tions. However, take care not to use aa jargon or even worse psychobabble. The 12 steps is the solution for alcoholic addiction referred to in chapter 2, of the book, alcoholics anonymous, titled there is a solution. Big book of aa step 2 understand and complete one step. Big book of alcoholics anonymous large print or hard cover. North shore big book saturday 616803 bay shore lutheran church 1200 e hampton rd whitefish bay, wi 53217 map it. These 12 steps are outlined in chapter 5, how it works, of the big book.
Find all uses of this word in the big book alcoholics anonymous and the twelve steps and twelve traditions of a. The first book written to cover the 12 step program was titled alcoholics anonymous, affectionately known as the big book by program members. We are the big book bunch group of alcoholics anonymous. To show other alcoholics addicts precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book. The big book of alcoholics anonymous the world famous eye. 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. Alcoholics anonymous also known as the big book in recovery circles sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the disease. Step over to the nearest barroom and try some controlled.
The sbbb study guide is for those in recovery from the disease of addiction who wish to work the 12 steps by the big book, alcoholics anonymous. To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book. There are, however, additional promises in the big book. Steps by the big book step 9 steps by the big book. Some of the promises are directly associated with completion of a step. South floridas own big book george takes you through the 12 steps of alcohoics anonymous. The sponsorship guide is your syllabus throughout your 12step course using the idiots guide. Bunch in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. The steps helped each of the cofounders of aa in their own recovery from alcoholism and have continued to help countless.
The fourth edition includes twentyfour new stories that provide contemporary sharing for newcomers seeking recovery from alcoholism in a. Zoom also offers call in phone numbers to dial into the meeting via phone without video conferencing. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the big book of alcoholics anonymous. Big book of aa step 2 understand and complete one step at a time in recovery with alcoholics anonymous book. Steps for newcomers hazelden betty ford foundation. The whytehouse is, i hope, a way to find that special phrase or saying etc. Grapevine, and grapevine are registered trademarks or service marks of a. A twelve step workbook al kohallek goes stepping contents title page preface 3 an eye i witness account 4 useful information 6 introducing step one 9 six essential characteristics 10 step one questions 11 step two questions i am grateful for supplement list page 14 step three questions 15 introduction to step four 16. Almost always we want to go further and admit other defects that have made us hard to live with. Links to more information about integrity and the 5th step.
The result of taking the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous is a spiritual awakening. Virtual meeting only not at this address 842 s campbell ave. Emotional in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. Alcoholics anonymous is often referred to as a 12 step program, and aa is the basis for many other 12 step programs that have been established. Meetings archive portland area intergroup of alcoholics.
You may use the zoom app on your mobile device or desktop to join the meeting and be interactive. Prospect milwaukee, wi 53202 map it call before you. Some surefire causes of relapse taken from the big book. Cbbst closed aa big book study obbst open aa big book study osst open 12 step study csst closed 12 step study osp open speaker meeting. But the whole thing didnt really have a name until 1939 when alcoholics anonymoustoday known to aa members as the big bookwas published. Big book, location temporarily closed, online meeting, open, wheelchair access, wheelchairaccessible bathroom. Excerpted from taking step twelve by the big book bunch. The 12 steps are referred to in the big book, on page 58, where it is written, rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed out path. In my experience, walking around with the weight of amends that need to be taken care of really sucks.
Since the first edition appeared, in 1939, it has helped millions of men and women recover from alcoholism. The big book is clearwe do this to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to god and our fellow man. Known as the big book, it is in its fourth edition and is widely circulated through out the world. These last three steps keep us current and help us to. Burnside, gonzales carry the message methodist church, hwy, 431, st. Closed, discussion, location temporarily closed, online meeting, wheelchair access, wheelchairaccessible bathroom. Forgiveness and a bunch of cool spiritual principles. Browse the directory of online meetings alcoholics anonymous. You will need the following 4 things to get started.
We, of alcoholics anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. Here and now step group 161725 east side alano club 1521 n. Following the subsequent extensive growth of twelve step programs for other addictive and dysfunctional behaviors, many additional books were written and recordings and videos were produced. Bob smith, began holding gettogethers with fellow alcoholics. The big book holds within it the central thesis and ideas of alcohol anonymous and the 12 step approach. Breaking down step eight of aa alcoholics anonymous jason.
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. Over the years many lists of virtues that correspond to each of the twelve steps and their underlying spiritual nature have been printed in. We provide this study guide based on personal experience to help those following aa s 12 steps as outlined in the original big book, alcoholics anonymous aa. 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. Emotional in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and. 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. Location temporarily closed, online meeting, open, step meeting, wheelchair access. Would you consider inviting god to help you unjumble it. Jan 05, 2020 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. Online meetings greater louisville intergroup of alcoholics. Many of us have heard of the ninth step promises from page 8384 of the big book of alcoholics anonymous. 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. You will need idiots guide as you go through steps 1 3. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.1597 966 821 58 1537 347 1307 116 502 39 1003 1015 926 981 911 850 1336 1480 588 122 61 1014 380 147 1048 1453 749 1436 516 1123 1597 1180 90 239 1499 404 784 813 68 378 1386 853 60