This is the official website of the general service office g. The first three editions of the aa big book provide an indication of the changes which occurred since aa began in the late 1930s. And, in my opinion just as important, it states our primary purpose. Our written materials are not official aa literature. 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. The foundation meeting austin primary purpose group. As our preamble says, our primary purpose is to stay sober and to help other alcoholics achieve sobriety. Aa preamble alcoholics anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and. But the first step of the 12 steps of aa means more than this it means finally rejecting the denial and selfdeception that so often accompanies addiction. Nm alcoholics anonymous of area 46 new mexico aa area 46. Find all uses of this word in the big book alcoholics anonymous and the. Our primary purposebig book study alcoholics anonymous.
The primary purpose group big book study a study of the. 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 their program of recovery. Fort lauderdale primary purpose big book study group. Joe mcq became the sponsor and mentor of cliff b from dallas in texas, who founded a big book study meeting in dallas which became the primary purpose group of alcoholics. Big book study guide mens step application group big book study guide texas primary purpose group big book study team format texas bill. Big book study by a layman with a notebook unedited. It is the first point of contact with aa for many who believe they may have a drinking problem. We have the big book, and the twelve and twelve, as our primary texts, that have the message that we are supposed to be carrying to the new comers. Primary purpose statement card alcoholics anonymous. In that brief space, alcoholics anonymous has mushroomed into nearly 6,000 groups whose membership is far above 150,000 recovered alcoholics. The big book is the basic text for alcoholics anonymous.
A our primary purpose is to carry the message of a. Aa the original way 12 step guide aa the original way group. 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. Groups are to be found in each of the united states and all of the provinces of canada. This created a thirst for an even greater knowledge of the vital information contained in the big book. View by list a brief guide to alcoholics anonymous a. The 12 steps of aa explained ashwood recoverys blog. Our primary purpose personal stories alcoholics anonymous. Purpose in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. We have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body by taking the twelve steps as outlined in the book alcoholics anonymous. Those who go by the book, as i try to do, believe that every word is to be taken seriously, that every single verb, noun, or adjective was providentially inspired, and therefore not one of them should be bypassed. Fulfillment by amazon fba is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in amazons fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide. In addition to our regular big book study meeting, the primary purpose group also.
Primary purpose we are a group of alcoholics and drug addicts in memphis, tn that have taken the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous. He said, in essence, we are no longer showing the newcomer that we have a solution for alcoholism. The primary purpose aa groups have their origin in the 1970s big book study groups in the usa, which were inspired by two alcoholics joe mcq and charlie p. Chapter 4 of the big book is titled we agnostics and explores the meaning of a higher. 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. Womens big book step group brookfield congregational church 16350 gebhardt road brookfield, wi 53005 map it. Meeting types and descriptions alcoholics anonymous in rhode. The primary purpose big book study group holds alcoholics anonymous meetings. We are not telling them about our traditions and how very important they are to the individual groups and to alcoholics anonymous as a whole.
The big book of alcoholics anonymous, also referred to as alcoholics anonymous. This study format is currently being used worldwide, as the basic text for big book sponsorship. The primary purpose group big book study a study of the basic text of alcoholics anonymous. Closed meeting for alcoholics and those who think they may have a problem. These are the focus of a chairperson led discussion. The promises of alcoholics anonymous are on pages 82 and 83 of the big book. I just got it a couple weeks ago and have started modifying my new bb i bought the study version of the bb its the first 164 on the left.
The foundation meeting is a great start on aas 12 steps to recovery and a life of. 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. Literature study, any aa literature, including bb and 12x12. We dont use this as an excuse for shying away from the subject of god. We will be using the big book study guide prepared by members of dallas primary purpose group of a. As an aa group, our primary purpose is to carry the message of the big book to others, and to help other alcoholics achieve sobriety. Our meeting schedule can now be found on the meeting guide app for both ios and android. At this early part of the 21st century, membership in aa continues to grow, and a fourth edition will undoubtedly continue that trend. South king county alano club 17 harvey road auburn, wa 98002. Its an aa member at our office who answers the phone when anyone in the eighteen. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Since the first edition appeared, in 1939, it has helped millions of men and women recover from alcoholism. In this guide there questions for almost every sentence in the big book. Alcoholics anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. 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. In the first step, the addicted person has to accept the fact that their addiction is beyond their control. Alcoholism12 step support big book awakening bb study guide anyone have any experience with this thing.
The area 46 assembly reports directly to and serves these districts, performing the services they require. Sixteen years have elapsed between our first printing of this book and the presentation in 1955 of our second edition. On my fourth sober aa day, i was sitting alone in one of our musty old. Meetings of this type focus on this daily practice. Primary purpose big book study st james catholic church w220n6588 town line rd menomonee. To help keep aaalive a safe place for all to come to visit for recovery from alcoholism, we have listed our room use policy. Alcoholics anonymous oahu intergroup of hawaii, inc. Printing a single copy of this item is permitted, in accordance with the a.
This desire gave birth to the primary purpose group of alcoholics anonymous of dallas, texas, in january, 1988. Service committees treatment committees primary purpose statement card. A recent addition to the aa library, reflections provides daily material for meditation and prayer. A meeting which is formatted to the study of the book entitled alcoholics anonymous, the basic text of a. We are not telling them about the big book and how very important that book is to our long term sobriety. Capitol drive brookfield, wi 53045 map it main entrance off of 182nd street. Welcome to the web pages of the atlanta central office of alcoholics anonymous. All references to the topics will be found in the first 164 pages of the book, alcoholics anonymous. Our primary purposebig book study back to meetings.
Meeting types and descriptions alcoholics anonymous in. So, to all the present and past members of this group goes thanks for their interest and participation. We strive to have a safe and harmonious place for all to use, long timers as well as newcomers. Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to god and the people about us. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Addiction experts are quick to say that a person has to admit there is a problem before recovery can truly begin. Bb, big book, the book alcoholic anonymous the big book is the text for these meetings. The primary purpose group big book study a study of the basic text of alcoholics anonymous r.
Copyright alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. The central office, by aa tradition, exists primarily as a service organization. When the focus is on a specific text, usually the group supplies. Each group has but one primary purpose to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers. The assembly also elects a delegate to the general services conference of alcoholics anonymous. They usually do, nevertheless, contain information from the big book alcoholics anonymous and other conference approved literature owned and published by alcoholics anonymous. This site is not endorsed by alcoholics anonymous world. Videos or graphic images may not be downloaded, copied or duplicated without the express written permission of alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. Guidance the 12 steps, 12 traditions, and the 12 concepts for world service have been adopted as ppgs guiding principles. In order to help us stay focussed as we study the big book, we use the big book study guide prepared by joe and charlie and crusty cliff of the dallas primary purpose group. Each group has but one primary purposeto carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers. The foundation meeting provides a concise description of the program of. Reminding ourselves that we have decided to go to any lengths to find a spiritual experience, we ask god that we be given strength and direction to do the. When considering attending closed meetings, you are asked.426 61 555 679 917 1443 316 193 232 694 1094 983 473 779 1414 392 594 941 680 681 30 1076 1016 385 215 1602 736 263 974 567 657 1506 471 280 1507 395 178 894 829 59 833 716 1139 475 28 574