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Author: Alcoholics Anonymous
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Release: 2012-08
File: 410 Pages
ISBN-13: 1258461803

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Twelve Steps to recovery.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Bill W.
Publisher: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services
Release: 1953
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 0916856011

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2011 Reprint of 1954 Edition. Richard Walker, the author of this work, is the second most popular Twelve Step recovery author in total sales, after Bill Wilson. Walker has helped untold numbers of alcoholics through his writings. "Twenty-Four Hours a Day" is a book of meditation, thought, and prayer that is soul inspiring, spiritually uplifting, and filled with sage words of wisdom. While geared toward members of Alcoholics Anonymous to help them in their daily program of recovery, the book has much to offer any individual who is working on self-improvement and personal growth, and who is searching for spiritual uplifting and guidance. The book is divided into the 365 days of the calendar year, offering a thought, meditation, and related short prayer on each day. Much of the material is based on the Big Book and other A.A. literature. A classic work.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Martino Fine Books
Release: 2011-06-01
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 1614270953

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"Jensen covers Bakhtin's theory of the relationship between the author and the hero of a text, using Lillian Roth's autobiographies as counterexamples of AA talks. He discusses "rigorous honesty" within AA programs and provides a detailed analysis of the rhetorical act of stating "I am an alcoholic" in the context of an AA meeting. He devotes an entire chapter to explaining how AA meetings provide an example of what Bakhtin meant by carnival, a process through which humor, irony, and parody supply a mechanism for questioning commonly held beliefs. He shows how newcomers to AA move away from their egocentric personae as practicing alcoholics to adopt a new identity within AA. Turning back to Bakhtin, he describes the moments of discourse during which individuals confess past wrongs to God and to another person. Drawing further on Bakhtin, he examines the autobiographical moments of AA talks, stressing that these moments never become fully autobiographical.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: George H. Jensen
Publisher: SIU Press
Release: 2000
File: 163 Pages
ISBN-13: 0809323303

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Part of an international study of Alcoholics Anonymous, carried out in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Klaus Mäkelä
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release: 1996
File: 310 Pages
ISBN-13: 0299150046

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It was once taken for granted that peer-assisted groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous had no “real” value in recovery from addiction. More recently, evidence-based medicine is recognizing a spiritual component in healing—especially when it comes to addiction. The newest edition of Recent Developments in Alcoholism reflects this change by focusing on the 12-step model of recovery as well as mindfulness meditation and other spiritually oriented activity. More than thirty contributors bring together historical background, research findings, and clinical wisdom to analyze the compatibility of professional treatment and nonprofessional support, day-to-day concepts of relapse prevention, the value of community building in recovery, and much more. Among the topics covered: (1) How and why 12-step groups work. (2) The impact of the spiritual on mainstream treatment. (3) The impact of AA on other nonprofessional recovery programs. (4) AA outcomes for special populations. (5) Facilitating involvement in 12-step programs. (6) Methods for measuring religiousness and spirituality in alcohol research. Whether one is referring clients to 12-step programs or seeking to better understand the process, this is a unique resource for clinicians and social workers. Developmental psychologists, too, will find Volume 18—Research on Alcoholics Anonymous and Spirituality in Addiction Recovery a worthy successor to the series.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Marc Galanter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2008-12-05
File: 449 Pages
ISBN-13: 0387777253

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The story of A.A.'s birth at Dr. Bob's Home in Akron on June 10, 1935. It tells what early AAs did in their meetings, homes, and hospital visits; what they read; and how their ideas developed from the Bible, the Oxford Group, and Christian literature. It depicts the roles of A.A. founders and their wives, and of Henrietta Seiberling, and T. Henry & Clarace Williams. Foreword by John F. Seiberling Finally--a history that ties together the events in New York and Akron during A.A.'s formative years from 1931-1939. It tells of the Bud Firestone Miracle and the 1933 Oxford Group events in Akron. Then of the early meetings in New York and Akron. It details the specific contributions to A.A. that T. Henry and Clarace Williams, Henrietta Seiberling, Bill Wilson, and Dr. Bob and Anne Smith made at A.A.'s Akron birthplace. It covers the when, where and how of A.A.'s birth. There are details as to surrenders, hospitalization, meetings, literature, Bible study and prayer and meditation, and what the Akron people did in their homes. And there are precise traces from the Bible, the Four Absolutes, Christian writers, and the Oxford Group into the Twelve Steps and the Big Book. This book is about what Akron gave to A.A. and what A.A. can attribute to its Akron birthplace.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Dick B
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
Release: 2011-12-01
File: 193 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781937520397

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The definitive work on Frank Buchman's Oxford Group and its links to Alcoholics Anonymous in New York and Akron. The 28 spiritual Oxford Group principles that impacted on A.A. are, for the first time, laid out for all to compare with A.A.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Dick B
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
Release: 2011-09-18
File: 140 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781937520144

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An anniversary edition of the practical self-help guide for those who wish to quit alcohol features lavish design elements—including a ribbon marker, acid-free paper, and a vegan-leather hardback casing—and contains the original 1939 text, as well as a complete 1941 Saturday Evening Post article, "Alcoholics Anonymous." 10,000 first printing.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Bill W.
Publisher: TarcherPerigee
Release: 2014
File: 470 Pages
ISBN-13: 039917186X

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This well researched, painstakingly documented book provides detailed information on the right-wing evangelical organization (Oxford Group Movement) that gave birth to AA; the relation of AA and its program to the Oxford Group Movement; AA's similarities to and differences from religious cults; AA's remarkable ineffectiveness; and the alternatives to AA. The greatly expanded second edition includes a new chapter on AA's relationship to the treatment industry, and AA's remarkable influence in the media.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Charles Bufe
Publisher: See Sharp Press
Release: 1997-12-01
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781884365751

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