THIS IS the fourth edition of the book “Alcoholics Anonymous.” The first edition appeared in April , and in the following sixteen years, more than , B-1 - Alcoholics Anonymous — Fourth edition () of the Big Book, basic text of A.A. Since the first edition appeared, in , it has helped millions of men. B-1 - Alcoholics Anonymous- Big Book 4th Edition. Alcoholics Anonymous. This is the Fourth Edition of the Big Book, the basic text for Alcoholics Anonymous.

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The Big Book, 4th Edition Alcoholics Anonymous-The Big Book--has served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. First published in , Alcoholics Anonymous. By the time the second edition appeared in , membership had reached over ,, and the Big Book, A.A. members' fond title for their basic text, had. Alcoholics Anonymous 4TH EDITION by Alchoholics Anonymous World Services. I was very disappointed that they showed images of a first edition big book.

It has helped me in my spirituality. I am a beginner in AA, I have most of the books already, but I enjoy this app because I can just have my phone or tablet and read from the Big Book when inspired to do so. This app makes it easy to say my daily prayers and to work the steps. I highly recommend this app to anyone looking for the Big Book or any AA material. I have just begun listening to the podcasts from this app as well. There are so many great things included it's amazing! There was no joy in drinking when the next day brought jitters and physical pain. After a long overnight in the ER, I downloaded this app the next afternoon and read it nightly to maintain sobriety.

We were prepared to look for it from an entirely different angle. Should we still cling to something we will not let go, we ask God to help us be willing.

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If we still cling to something we will not let go, we ask God to help us be willing. This all happened three years ago. This all happened years ago. Should we have no such complication, there is plenty we should do at home.

If we have no such complication, there is plenty we should do at home. Usually it is wise to wait till he goes on a binge. Sometimes it is wise to wait till he goes on a binge. And be careful not to brand him an alcoholic. Continue to speak of alcoholism as a sickness, a fatal malady.

Continue to speak of alcoholism as an illness, a fatal malady. Let him ask you that question, if he will. If he does not ask, proceed with the rest of your story. Tell him exactly what happened to you. But he will be curious to learn why his own convictions have not worked, and yours seem to work so well.

But he will be curious to learn why his own convictions have not worked and why yours seem to work so well. Argument and fault-finding are to be avoided like leprosy. Argument and fault-finding are to be avoided like the plague. But many of the suggestions given here may be adapted to help the person who lives with a woman alcoholic -- whether she is still drinking or is recovering in A. A further source of help is noted on page These are some of the questions which race through the mind of every girl who has an alcoholic husband.

These are some of the questions which race through the mind of every woman who has an alcoholic husband. He will use that as an excuse to drink some more.

He will use that as an excuse to drink more. He may seek someone to console him - not always another man. He may seek someone else to console him - not always another man. He knows that over a hundred men, much like himself, have recovered. We make this recommendation with some confidence. About a year ago a certain state institution released four chronic alcoholics.

It was fully expected they would all be back in a few weeks. Only one of them has returned. The others had no relapse at all. The power of God goes deep! For years we have been working with alcoholics committed to institutions. Since this book was first published, A. The majority have never returned. The wives and children of such men suffer horribly, but not less than the men themselves. The wives and children of such men suffer horribly, but not more than the men themselves. You will no longer be self-conscious, nor feel that you must apologize as though your husband were a weak character.

You will no longer be self-conscious or feel that you must apologize as though your husband were a weak character. That is why we are anxious that you understand, and that you avoid these unnecessary difficulties. Though it is entirely separate from Alcoholics Anonymous, it uses the general principles of the A.

The foregoing pages though addressed only to wives indicate the problems such people may face. Alateen, for teen-aged children of alcoholics, is a part of Al-Anon. We think each family which has been relieved owes something to those which have not, and when the occasion requires, each member of it, should be only too willing to bring former mistakes, no matter how grievous, out of their hiding places.

We think each family which has been relieved owes something to those who have not, and when the occasion requires, each member of it should be only too willing to bring former mistakes, no matter how grievous, out of their hiding places.

A man may criticize to laugh at himself and it will affect others favorably, but criticism or ridicule of him coming from another often produce the contrary effect. A man may criticize to laugh at himself and it will affect others favorably, but criticism or ridicule coming from another often produce the contrary effect. With these we have experience galore. With these we have had experience galore.

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We have come to believe He would like us to keep our heads in the clouds with Him, but that our feet ought to be firmly planted on earth, nevertheless. We have come to believe He would like us to keep our heads in the clouds with Him, but that our feet ought to be firmly planted on earth. Instead of developing new channels of activity for themselves, mother and children may demand that he stay home and make up the deficiency. Instead of developing new channels of activity for themselves, mother and children demand that he stay home and make up the deficiency.

ONE of our friends, whose gripping story you will read, has spent much of his life in the world of big business.

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I felt this was inevitable and wondered if the bank were doing the man an injustice. I felt this was inevitable and wondered if the bank was doing the man an injustice. Even when you understand the malady better, you may find this feeling rising. Even when you understand the malady better, you may feel this feeling rising. At this point, it might be well to explain alcoholism, the sickness. The fourth edition of Alcoholics Anonymous , affectionately known as the Big Book, includes twenty-four new stories and continues to pass on AA's message of hope and recovery to millions.

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