Big Book

Chapter One:
Bill’s Story
War fever ran high in the New England town to which we new, young officers from Plattsburg were assigned, and we were flattered when the first citizens took us to their homes, making us feel heroic

Chapter Two:
There is a Solution
We, of ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, know thousands of men and women who were once just as hopeless as Bill. Nearly all have recovered. They have solved the drink problem.

Chapter Three:
More About Alcoholism.
Most of us have been unwilling to admit we were real alcoholics. No person likes to think he is bodily and mentally different from his fellows. Therefore, it is not surprising that our drinking careers have been characterized by countless vain attempts to prove we could drink like other people.

Chapter Four:
We Agnostics.
In the preceding chapters you have learned
something of alcoholism. We hope we have
made clear the distinction between the alcoholic and
the non-alcoholic.

Chapter Five:
How it Works
Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves.

Chapter Six:
Into Action
Having made our personal inventory, what shall we do about it? We have been trying to get a new attitude, a new relationship with our Creator, and to discover the obstacles in our path.

Chapter Seven:
Working with Others

Chapter Eight:
To Wives

Chapter Nine:
The Family Afterwards

Chapter Ten:

Chapter Eleven:
A Vision for You
For most normal folks, drinking means conviviality, companionship, and colourful imagination. It means release from care, boredom, and worry.

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