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This is A.A.

Introductory pamphlet describing the kind of people A.A.s are and what A.A.s have learned about alcoholism. For anyone who thinks he or she may have a problem with alcohol. http://www.aa.org/pdf/products/p-1_thisisaa1.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions About A.A. (Formerly 44 Questions)

Answers the questions most frequently asked about A.A. by alcoholics seeking help, as well as by their families and friends. 44 Questions

Is A.A. For You?

Symptoms of alcoholism are summed up in 12 questions most A.A.s had to answer to identify themselves as alcoholics. Is A.A. for you?

Young People and A.A.

Ten young A.A.s—16 to 27—tell how the program works for them. Young People and A.A.

A.A. for the Women

Relates the experiences of alcoholic women—all ages and from all walks of life.
For the Women

Three Talks to Medical Societies by Bill W., Co-Founder of A.A.

Contains Bill's ideas of how A.A. works, principles borrowed from medicine and religion, and a summary of A.A.'s first 23 years.http://www.aa.org/pdf/products/p-6_threetalkstomed.pdf

The Twelve Concepts for World Service - Illustrated

Brief, easy-to-read text and clever illustrations make the Twelve Concepts for World Service clear and understandable. 12 Concepts

Memo to an Inmate Who May be an Alcoholic

A message from A.A.s who have themselves been inmates. Their personal stories offer a new outlook to inmate alcoholics who want to know how A.A. can help.
Memo to an Inmate Who May be an Alcoholic

How It Works

An excerpt in large type from Chapter 5 of the Big Book. This page, which includes the Twelve Steps, is often read at the start of meetings.
How It Works

The A.A. Member—Medications & Other Drugs

Report from a group of doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous. A.A. members share their experience with medications and other drugs.
The A.A. Member—Medications & Other Drugs

Do You Think You're Different?

Speaks to newcomers who may wonder how A.A. can work for someone 'different'—black or Jewish, teenager or nearing 80, plus nine other people who tell how the A.A. program has worked for them.
Do You Think You're Different?

Questions and Answers on Sponsorship

Uses shared A.A. experience to answer 34 questions likely to be asked by persons seeking sponsors, persons wanting to be sponsors, and groups planning sponsorship activity.
Questions and Answers on Sponsorship

The A.A. Group

Informal guide tells how a group works most effectively, how a new group can be started, and how each group can be linked to A.A. as a whole.
The A.A. Group

A.A. Tradition—How It Developed

Bill W.'s 1946–47 Grapevine articles on the Traditions trace the evolution of principles for A.A. unity and growth.
A.A. Tradition—How It Developed

Inside A.A.

Explains the A.A. service structure in the U.S. and Canada, describing all elements linking member and group with the General Service Conference.
Inside A.A.

G.S.R. May Be the Most Important Job in A.A.

For a new general service representative, this leaflet outlines responsibilities and useful sources of information; for a group, what to keep in mind when electing a G.S.R.
G.S.R. May Be the Most Important Job in A.A.

A Message to Correction Professionals

Information about what A.A. is and can do and how groups function in a correctional facility.
A Message to Correction Professionals

A.A. for the Native North American

Addressed to Native American A.A. members; also contains some of their stories.
A.A. for the Native North American

A.A. for the Older Alcoholic—Never Too Lat

A revision of 'Time to Start Living,' relates the stories of eight men and women who came to A.A. after 60. Large-print.
A.A. for the Older Alcoholic—Never Too Late

A.A. as a Resource for the Health Care Professional

Gives information about the Fellowship and describes some approaches that health care professionals use in referring problem drinkers to A.A. Revision of "A.A. as a Resource for the Medical Profession
A.A. as a Resource for the Health Care Professional

A Newcomer Asks

Gives straightforward, brief answers on 15 points that once puzzled many of us.
A Newcomer Asks

Members of the Clergy Ask About Alcoholics Anonymous

Introduction to A.A. for members of the clergy unfamiliar with the Fellowship; further discussion for those seeking greater understanding of its program.
Members of the Clergy Ask About Alcoholics Anonymous

A.A. in Correctional Facilities

Experience based on the functioning of A.A. groups in prisons, with institutional opinions recommending A.A. as a helpful ally.
A.A. in Correctional Facilities

A.A. in Treatment Facilities

Shares experience of treatment facility administrators and of A.A.s who have carried the message into these facilities.
A.A. in Treatment Facilities

Twelve Traditions Flyer

8-1⁄2 x 11in. flyer of Twelve Traditions; large typeface.
Twelve Traditions Flyer

How A.A. Members Cooperate With Professionals

Answers specific queries on working within A.A. Traditions.
How A.A. Members Cooperate With Professionals

Is There an Alcoholic in Your Life?

Explains the A.A. program as it affects anyone close to an alcoholic—spouse, family member, friend.
Is There an Alcoholic in Your Life?

A.A. in Your Community

Six-page folder explains how A.A. is geared to work in any community to help alcoholics. Prepared especially to help groups, central offices, and P.I. committees interpret A.A. to the community.
A.A. in Your Community

A.A. and the Gay/Lesbian Alcoholic

Excerpts from the experience, strength, and hope of sober gay and lesbian alcoholics point out that the tie that binds us all together is freedom from alcohol.
A.A. and the Gay/Lesbian Alcoholic

It Sure Beats Sitting in a Cell

An illustrated pamphlet that presents the experience of seven inmates who found A.A. while in prison. It also offers suggested dos and don'ts for staying sober after release. Glued at the spine for distribution in corrections facilities.
It Sure Beats Sitting in a Cell

Let's Be Friendly With Our Friends

In this Grapevine reprint, Bill explains the importance of cooperating with doctors, social workers, etc.
Let's Be Friendly With Our Friends

Problems Other Than Alcohol

Bill's thoughts on the status of drug addicts within A.A. are as timely as when they appeared in a 1958 Grapevine
Problems Other Than Alcohol

Is A.A. For Me?

Based on the 12 questions in 'Is A.A. for You?,' this 32-page pamphlet is an illustrated, easy-to-read version.
Is A.A. For Me?

Too Young?

With a full-color cover, this cartoon pamphlet speaks directly to teenagers telling the varied drinking stories of six young people (13 to 18) and showing their welcome to A.A.
Too Young?

What Happened to Joe...and his drinking problem?

Dramatic story of a young construction worker and his drinking problem, told in brightly colored "comic book" style.
What Happened to Joe...and his drinking problem?

It Happened to Alice - How she faced a drinking problem

Easy-to-read 'comic book' style pamphlet for women alcoholics.
It Happened to Alice - How she faced a drinking problem

Speaking at Non-A.A. Meetings

For A.A.s asked to speak to organizations outside the Fellowship about A.A., alcoholism, and the alcoholic, it suggests what to say and how to say it.
Speaking at Non-A.A. Meetings

A Member's-Eye View of Alcoholics Anonymous

Explains the A.A. program to social workers, counselors, physicians, and others in the alcoholism field. It also provides fresh insight into A.A. for all members.
A Member's-Eye View of Alcoholics Anonymous

A Brief Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous

Originally designed for use in schools, this folder also lends itself to other P.I. purposes. In simple language, it describes our program and offers general information on A.A.
A Brief Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous

The Twelve Traditions Illustrated

Based on a Grapevine series; presents both the spirit and the practical application of our 12 Traditions.
The Twelve Traditions Illustrated

A.A.'s Legacy of Service

In this foreword to The A.A. Service Manual, Bill W. describes the beginnings of group and general services, the origin of the Traditions, and the birth of the Conference.
A.A.'s Legacy of Service

Circles of Love and Service

This leaflet outlines our service structure in full-color diagrams.
Circles of Love and Service

If You Are a Professional, A.A. Wants to Work With You

Directed at professionals of all types who deal with alcoholics; explains how A.A.s and non-A.A.s can work together.
If You Are a Professional, A.A. Wants to Work With You

Understanding Anonymity

Explains clearly what anonymity means both within and outside A.A.
Understanding Anonymity

Bridging the Gap—Between Treatment and A.A. Through Temporary Contact Programs

An 8-page pamphlet for A.A.s who carry the message into treatment facilities
Bridging the Gap—Between Treatment and A.A. Through Temporary Contact Programs

A.A. and the Armed Services

Personal stories tell how men or women in the military—any rank, any age—can beat a drinking problem through A.A.
A.A. and the Armed Services

A.A. for the Black and African American Alcoholic

Personal stories of finding sobriety and a new way of life in Alcoholics Anonymous.
A.A. for the Black and African American Alcoholic

The A.A. Grapevine—Our Meetings in Print

Provides basic information on the Grapevine magazine.
The A.A. Grapevine—Our Meetings in Print

The Co-Founders of Alcoholics Anonymous

Brief biographical sketches of Bill W. and Dr. Bob, together with their last major talks.
The Co-Founders of Alcoholics Anonymous

Is There an Alcoholic in the Workplace?

Of interest to management and union officials, this leaflet gives a concise description of the help A.A. can offer to the alcoholic employee. (Formerly 'Alcoholics Anonymous and Employee Assistance Programs')
Is There an Alcoholic in the Workplace?

The Twelve Steps Illustrated

An easy-to-read version of A.A.'s Twelve Steps. Step appears at top of each page with simplified text under illustration
The Twelve Steps Illustrated<

This Is A.A. - Large Print Version

Introductory pamphlet describing the kind of people A.A.s are and what A.A.s have learned about alcoholism. For anyone who thinks he or she may have a problem with alcohol.
This Is A.A. - Large Print Version

Frequently Asked Questions About A.A. - Large Print Version

Answers the questions most frequently asked about A.A. by alcoholics seeking help, as well as by their families and friends.
Frequently Asked Questions About A.A. - Large Print Version