Alcoholics anonymous by alcoholics anonymous, twelve steps and twelve traditions by alcoholics anonymous, breathing underwater. Sober and active in the program since 2 6 1957, al kohalek, has used his experience in our program to create these workbooks to facilitate our spiritual development. Consider the viewpoint of any individual member as just that. Home read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions twelve steps and twelve traditions. Discover why the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous aa are used by. This twelve step workbook guide substitutes terms and phrases related to alcoholism to include. Book alcoholics anonymous and other conference approved literature owned and published by alcoholics anonymous. We admitted we were powerless over alcoholthat our lives had become unmanageable. The only requirements are to show up, to study the big book and to practice the steps.
Our reference for this study of the 12 steps is the first 103 pages of alcoholics anonymous, fourth edition, the basic text xi. For more help, dont miss our guides to the 12 steps. Home read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions twelve. Big book george takes you through the 12 steps of alcoholics. This specifically includes any comments by the author of this study guide of the.
This is the official website of the general service office g. It is an open invitation to partner with our higher power and make a firm decision to let go of the character defects or flaws that have been in control for years. Pray for help with the assets and shortcomings you found in your 4 th and 10 th step work. The new sponsorship guide is your syllabus throughout your 12 step course that goes in conjunction with the current 1 2 3 questionnaire. Steps by the big book steps by the big book workbook. The twelve step program big book guide big book sponsorship. The following are the 12 steps of adult children of alcoholics often abbreviated as acoa. Steps by the big book step 6 steps by the big book. The 12 steps as used in adult children of alcoholics. Beginning in the early 1980s, we began receiving twelve step guides and step worksheets along with requests that we develop a standard set of guides for the na fellowship to use in working through the twelve steps. For more help, dont miss our guides to the 12 steps the twelve steps.
This file has questions covering all of the 12 steps in adobe pdf format. In a friendly, focused group of sponsors, sponsees, and others in recovery, we study and practice the 12 steps as they were originally described in the text, alcoholics anonymous. Book alcoholics anonymous and the steps form the book 12 steps and 12 traditions. Common symptoms of emotional insecurity are worry, anger, selfpity, and depression. This is by no means a comprehensive picture of the true alcoholic addict, as our behavior. Videos or graphic images may not be downloaded, copied or duplicated without the express written permission of alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. He goes on to explain that any person capable of enough willingness and honesty to try re peatedly step six on all his faultswithout. App for alcoholics anonymous 12 steps now with inapp sponsorship. 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. The 12 steps is the solution for alcoholic addiction referred to in chapter 2, of the book, alcoholics anonymous, titled there is a solution. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. This page contains notes and handouts for the 12 step big book workshop on aa s 12 steps, as presented by dallas b. Again, these decisions and actions should, in my opinion, only be made with the help of someone experienced in the program. All you need is a big book and this guide to go through the steps with.
Welcome to here you will experience much historical and related information on the subject of alcoholics anonymous and alcoholics anonymous history. Pdf version one this is a basic version of the text of alcoholics anonymous. This was the version of the big book distributed to friends and colleagues of aas founders before the first edition was printed. The twelve steps and twelve traditions of alcoholics anonymous. Twelve steps and twelve traditions alcoholics anonymous. Read the big book online pdf of alcoholics anonymous. The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have discovered a common solution. Workbooks for working the 12 step program of recovery. New 1 2 3 sponsorship guide for the 1 2 3 questionnaire. Aa the original way 12 step guide aa the original way group. Admitted to god, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. Taking this book down from our shelf we turn to the page which contains the twelve steps. Home read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions. Isbn 0916856011 library of congress catalog card no.
South floridas own big book george takes you through the 12 steps of alcohoics anonymous. The sixth step of alcoholics anonymous is an excellent example of that point and is often seen as the step that separates the men from the boys or the women from the girls. Ebook 12 steps of aa steps 6 7 understand and complete one step at. This guide exemplifies, as close as possible, one of the strongest original ways of alcoholics anonymous. Work in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12 traditions. To read a pdf version of the fourth edition of alcoholics anonymous. Alcoholics anonymous learn about the 12 steps of aa. Step by step guide for sponsors a companion to aas big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions. 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.
We were inspired by the meditation in recovery group at san francisco zen center, which in turn rests upon the awakening of countless beings going all the way back to the buddha. The pdf format can be open for reading from the freely available pdf reader from adobe and can be written using adobes acrobat writer. To get a good grasp on the concept of humility, try picturing circumstances in your life real or imagined where humility comes into play and determine how those emotions can influence your interaction with god as you understand him while working through step 7. 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 big bookthe central text of aa that outlines the programthe 12 steps are defined as a set of principles, spiritual in nature, when practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole.
Step 10 is, in my opinion, a lifelong step, as many of our. We thank god from the bottom of our heart that we know him better. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. There is no one set way that the founders and pioneers worked the steps. Pdf 12 steps of aa the 12 step recovery program of aa explained. Our notes, commentary, and genderinclusive changes are formatted in italics. It is meant to provide all the resources one needs to study the 12 steps as outlined in the 4th edition of alcoholics anonymous.
Common symptoms of emotional insecurit y are worry, anger, selfpity, and depression. Ive attached the step 9 from the 12 steps and 12 traditions, something that can benefit us all before attempting to practice this step. Pdf version based upon the text of the windows help version. The twelve steps and twelve traditions of alcoholics. Twelve steps and twelve traditions the world famous eye opener. It presents an explicit view of the principles by which a. Click the link above to download the printable 12 step guide. The twelve step program big book guide 12 step recovery. Religion in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. The term adult child is used to describe adults who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes and who exhibit identifiable traits that reveal past abuse or neglect. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. These recordings were made at the west broward club in davie, fl during late 20012002. Our origins are the students of the big book group.
We admitted that we were powerless over alcohol that our lives had become unmanageable. This is the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous. A cofounder of alcoholics anonymous tells how members recover and how the. This site has been built and maintained to support anyone in recovery. All of these workbooks and workshops are available as free downloads in separate pdf files.
The text of this document, original manuscript, was left just as it originally appeared in 1938. Printable 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous free pdf. 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. Step 6 is an important step in recovery for several reasons. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of god as we understood him.
Officially begun on december 12th, 2000, is now in its eighteenth year and is one of the largest sites of its type in the world a repository, archive, you might say, of alcoholics anonymous history and related information. Download pdf 12 steps of aa the 12 step recovery program of aa explained in. Step four asked you to compile a moral inventory and step five asked that you share your wrongs with your chosen higher power and with a discreet person that you trust. Were entirely ready to have god remove all these defects of character. If you prefer you can use our jpeg version instead high resolution low resolution. The first one is the 4th step guide instructions page. Since the first edition appeared, in 1939, it has helped millions of men and women recover from alcoholism. Aa was founded by bill wilson and his physician, doctor bob smith in 1935 and eventually grew to include two more groups by 1939. Twelfth step work is never paid for, but those who labor in service for us are worthy of their hire. Alcoholics anonymous big book cites a 50% success rate with 25%. Everything contained in the fourth step inventory worksheets is directly from the book alcoholics anonymous. This is the 7th print of the twelve steps and twelve traditions, this book deals with the twelve. It is during this step that you must be completely willing and ready to have the god of. Home read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions alcoholics anonymous alcoholics anonymous this is the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous.
Over the years, the 12 steps have been adapted by other self. This guide has been prepared not as a replacement for or interference to our basic texts the big book and 12 and 12 but as a companion for the. Apart from the web site, there is no technical support for this. The twelve steps, twelve traditions and brief excerpts are reprinted with permission of alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. Click here to find out more about the full version for windows which includes this and a whole lot more. Permission to reprint and adapt the twelve steps, twelve traditions and brief excerpts does not mean that a. Click on an audio file name to download the file to your computer or click on the double blue arrow to have it read to you now. Rely upon the twelve traditions the long form for clarification of what aa is and what aa is not. If you got through both of those steps, good job on your achievement. Pdf version based upon the text of the windows help version and published by arid. He goes on to explain that any person capable of enough willingness and honesty to try re peatedly step six on all his faults without. Helping others newcomers is the foundation stone of your recovery. Alcoholics anonymous bill wilson, aa cofounder 1965 international aa convention held in toronto 37. So step sixwere entirely ready to have god remove all these defects of characteris a.
The big book bb notations are to page and paragraph, as in 64. Popular 12 steps books meet your next favorite book. Part one als 40 day serendipity journey al kohallek begins his most ambitious undertaking part one covers the first nine steps using the first 164 pages of the big book alcoholics anonymous and the steps form the book 12 steps and 12 traditions. Mindfulness and the 12 steps therese jacobsstewart. Steps in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12.
A cofounder of alcoholics anonymous tells how members recover and how the society functions. Step five 55 admitted to god, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. Read closely on page 17, big book, last paragraph, where it is written. This is a reproduction of the 1938 original manuscript of alcoholics anonymous. Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. Steps by the big book free sbbb workbook for the 12 steps. For further study, it is suggested that you get a copy of the big book of alcoholics anonymous. This twelve step workbook guide substitutes terms and phrases related to alcoholism to. Pdf version based upon the text of the windows help version and published by arid media. This is not an official alcoholics anonymous website. The idea for this piece of literature came from the narcotics anonymous fellowship itself. In the big book the central text of aa that outlines the programthe 12 steps are defined as a set of principles, spiritual in nature, when practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole.1109 89 1280 478 968 591 1264 633 1381 1316 78 1137 870 1177 543 578 521 299 574 52 1395 295 980 700 1595 218 573 454 729 774 1430 1462 1667 1175 327 1452 37 323 1379 1457