Getting Started in AA

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Hazelden Publishing, Sep 25, 1995 - Self-Help - 211 pages
The tradition and wisdom associated with the Twelve Step AA program has been captured in this comprehensive guide- Getting Started in AA. Practical suggestions for staying sober; summaries of AA principles, concepts, and slogans; and a historical overview help the reader understand the spirit of the program.
 

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This book is excellent for those like me who wouldn’t go into AA because they didn’t know anything about it. I needed help for a long time and finally went into treatment but still didn’t want to go ... Read full review

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An excellent guide, written in simple, clear language, for the newcomer to Alcoholics Anonymous, this book puts all the essentials in one place. The interpretations of AA customs are reliable and apply to most AA practice one might find no matter how much a local group might have developed its own versions of AA practice.
Highly recommended as a reference book for researchers and a real-world guide for practitioners.
 

Contents

Read the Big Book
11
Say Your Prayers
27
AA Groups
57
AA Meetings
63
Anonymity
93
Common Questions about Alcohol and AA
105
SeventyFive Ways to Stay Sober
119
A Brief History of Alcoholics Anonymous
137
The Big Book
143
Often Quoted Passages
149
Other Books about AA
160
GLOSSARY OF COMMON AA WORDS AND PHRASES 1
177
INDEX
205
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About the author (1995)

Hamilton B. is a recovering alcoholic who has been sober in AA for more than twenty years. As an AA member, Hamilton maintains his anonymity "at the level of press, radio, and film." He holds a B.A. degree in psychology from an Ivy League college, and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from an eastern University. Hamilton is a recognized expert in the areas of alcoholism recovery and spirituality in organizational settings. He has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Newsweek, and numerous other newspapers and periodicals; he has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Oprah Winfrey, A Current Affair, and numerous other television and radio programs; and he has testified before committees of both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate as an expert witness on alcoholism. Hamilton has served on a variety of corporate and foundation boards, has taught as an adjunct professor at an eastern medical school, and has worked with the National Institute of Alcoholic Abuse and Alcoholism. In addition to the two books he has written for Hazelden, he is the author of a book that deals with organizational issues and a forthcoming book on leadership. His areas of expertise are alcoholism and spirituality in organizational settings.

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