The story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism generally known as the big book because of the thickness of the paper used in the first edition is a 1939 basic text, describing how to recover from alcoholism, primarily written by william g. No person likes to think he is bodily and mentally different from his fellows. The big book study our chief responsibility to the. The purpose of this study guide is to enable the student to better understand the information the authors of the book, alcoholics anonymous, intended to impart to each of us based on their experience and knowledge of alcoholism and their program of recovery. When sharing on the sunday night big book step study meeting, please identify yourself as.
The advocate baton rouge, louisiana breaking news, sports. Copyright alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. An open alcoholics anonymous meeting takes place at st. The primary purpose groups guide is more like a huuuge workbook with questions and fillintheblanks. Two study guides for the big book of alcoholics anonymous the first study guide has a summary of each book and then hundreds of follow up questions to answer and add sobriety notes.
In recognition of the serious impact that addiction has in the lsu and broader communities, st. And, in my opinion just as important, it states our primary purpose. So, to all the present and past members of this group goes thanks for their interest and participation. The only requirements are to show up, to study the big book and to practice the steps. The primary purpose group big book study a study of the. These stories are testimonials from alcoholics who applied the simple program of recovery as outlined in the first 164 pages and found a way out of a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. Experience the big book is a guided, detailed study of the aa big book and 12 steps, by dr. Diving deeper into the big book alcoholics anonymous aa event with alanon participation. We, of alcoholics anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. This website lists alcoholics anonymous meetings in aa district 12 area of louisiana, which includes the cities of amite, bogalusa, covington, franklinton, hammond, mandeville, and slidell on the northshore of lake ponchatrain. Eventually the group chose to keep the question and answer book study format, but to use a modern. Primary in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. Home read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions alcoholics anonymous alcoholics anonymous this is the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous. Primary purpose we are a group of alcoholics and drug addicts in memphis, tn that have taken the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous.
Bill closes with a blessing sent to each one of us, who have read this book. Chapter 3 more about alcoholism m ost of ushave been unwilling to admit we were real alcoholics. An in depth study of the basic text book of alcoholics anonymous. This desire gave birth to the primary purpose group of alcoholics anonymous of dallas, texas, in january, 1988. It is directly across from the uso wounded warrior facility. This study format is currently being used worldwide, as the basic text for big book sponsorship. Many books with wisdom can be read endlessly, and you find something new each time. Those who go by the book, as i try to do, believe that every word is to be taken seriously, that every single verb, noun, or adjective was providentially inspired, and therefore not one of them should be bypassed. Therefore, it is not surprising that our drinking careers have been characterized by countless vain attempts to prove we could drink like other people. I just got it a couple weeks ago and have started modifying my new bb i bought the study version of the bb its the first 164 on the left page with lines on the right for notes. To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book.
Since the first edition appeared, in 1939, it has helped millions of men and women recover from alcoholism. Baton rouge is opening a second community testing site at our lady of the lakes north campus for the coronavirus, mayorpresident sharon. Wilson, one of the founders of alcoholics anonymous aa. This created a thirst for an even greater knowledge of the vital information contained in the big book. Study the big book, where it is explained how the first hundred pioneers did. The purpose is to bring people together to collaborate using the latest research as a springboard for teachers to benefit and improve the teaching of writing. We have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body by taking the twelve steps as outlined in the book alcoholics anonymous. Welcome to the greater baton rouge aa central office website. Big book awakening bb study guide anyone have any experience with this thing.
London primary purpose big book study charlie p, katie p. For them, we hope these pages will prove so convincing that no further authentication will be necessary. This site is optimized for mobile devices as well as desktoplaptop computers. Big book study in baton rouge acadiana central office. Big book, page 35, line 1 the big book items can be restructured within the twelve steps without much reshaping or cramming.
These groups study and practice the experience and knowledge outlined in the text book, alcoholics anonymous as of august 2015. Aa central office greater baton rouge area central office. Steps by the big book free sbbb workbook for the 12 steps. Meetings aa central office greater baton rouge area. For a printable, clickable pdf meeting list, organized by daystate, click the big blue button on the meetings page. Please do not state that you are in stephanies workshop, for it is a break of my anonymity. Building 3752 is known as the mtd medical transient detachment building.
Eventually the group chose to keep the question and answer book study format, but to use a modern hybrid 12step book instead of the big book. Step study sundays 8pm est big book meeting same number as above note. Welcome to the spiritual awakenings group website audio. The reason is, the bb is the basic textbook for recovery in aa. Albans has made an ongoing commitment to supporting people seeking to recover from various addictions, and will continue to be a home for recovery efforts. The sbbb study guide is for those in recovery from the disease of addiction who wish to work the 12 steps by the big book, alcoholics anonymous. This is the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous. The 164 and more book, ebook, and web site are all concordances which display passages from the big book alcoholics anonymous, the twelve steps and twelve traditions, and the a.
The primary purpose of this site is to carry the message contained within the big book of alcoholics anonymous. Find all uses of this word in the big book alcoholics anonymous and the twelve steps and twelve traditions of a. Discussion on the book would often be prefaced by well, im not sure if this part of the book applies to sex addiction so instead we use some hybrid recovery tool. In a friendly, focused group of sponsors, sponsees, and others in recovery, we study and practice the 12 steps as they were originally described in the text, alcoholics anonymous. Big book study guide the purpose of this study guide is to enable the student to better understand the information the authors of the book, alcoholics anonymous, intended to impart to each of us based on their experience and knowledge of alcoholism and their program of recovery. The purpose of this study guide is to point out what the author has found in that basic text. Springtime in the ozarks big book study eureka springs, ar. Obrien house is closed to outsiders until further notice 446 n 12th st. Fort lauderdale primary purpose big book study group. This is an open meeting and as such all who have an interest in alcoholism and our program of recovery are welcome. Before that it is impossible to understand what aa is all about. It asks questions about whats in the bb almost like a workbook from grade school. Book study groups are formed to open up opportunities for books to be read and discussed by teachers with writing project teacher consultants as leaders.
The primary purpose group big green bay area aa home. Welcome to the regular tuesday night open big book study meeting of the primary purpose group of alcoholics anonymous. The big book items reflect the founders concentration upon. The bb awakening guide i mentioned has you addsubtract stuff from the bb and you make your changes in your aa. Each alcoholics anonymous group ought to be a spiritual entity having but one primary purpose that of carrying its message to the alcoholic who still suffers. Other interpretations may have equal or better value and usefulness to individual readers. The primary purpose group big book study a study of the basic text of alcoholics anonymous r. Aa big book with questions for discussion emotional. Primary purpose group of alcoholics anonymous saturday morning conference call 8am mst9am cst line by line big book study using dallas primary purpose study guide callin number. Purpose in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. If you have a drinking problem, we hope that you may pause in reading. Fort lauderdale primary purpose big book study groups. This open meeting of aa reads the personal stories found in the back of the big book of aa. In order to help us stay focussed as we study the big book, we use the big book study guide prepared by joe and charlie and crusty cliff of the dallas primary purpose group.
To be held july 2425, sponsored by baton rouge central office. If you are interested in what you have to do in order to have those results produced by aa, be aware that is this is the purpose of the aa big book. Click here or on the word document to view or save skype open big book study meetings as of august 2015. At a big book meeting, they readdiscuss and hopefully study the big book. The purpose of this study guide is to enable the student to understand the information the authors of the book, alcoholics anonymous, intended to impart to each of us based on their experience and knowledge of alcoholism and their program of recovery. Alcoholics anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Wbr presbyterian church canceled until further notice 600 florida ave. The big book study our chief responsibility to the newcomer is an adequate presentation of the program.890 710 971 1340 1265 578 1068 1537 1166 733 305 594 1049 1565 515 733 1220 1133 591 1406 1105 1005 517 892 1481 882 7 68 1014 1256 1399 1125 311 603 52 36 1351