What does the AA Big Book say about hope?

Our hope is that many alcoholic men and women, desperately in need, will see these pages, and we believe that it is only by fully disclosing ourselves and our problems that they will be persuaded to say, “Yes, I am one of them too; I must have this thing.”

How many stories are in AA Big Book?

The fifteen stories in this group tell of alcoholism at its miserable worst. Many tried everything—hospitals, special treatments, sanitariums, asylums, and jails. Nothing worked. Lone – liness, great physical and mental agony—these were the common lot.

What does hope mean in AA?

a feeling of trust
The word hope is defined as “a feeling of trust”. When addicts and alcoholics reach the ending point in their recovery, they cannot trust themselves to stay away from a drink or a drug.

What page is Dr Bob’s nightmare?

175 Page 7
During the next few years, I developed two distinct phobias. One was the fear of not sleeping, and the other was the fear of running out of liquor. Not being DOCTOR BOB’S NIGHTMARE 175 Page 7 a man of means, I knew that if I did not stay sober enough to earn money, I would run out of liquor.

What is the AA Preamble?

The AA preamble reads as follows: ““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. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Where is the 2nd step in the big book?

This Step is described on Roman numeral pages 25 – 32 (xxv – xxxii), on pages 1 – 44:1, and 52:2. Step 2 Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

What was AA originally?

It wasn’t until 1939 that the fellowship originally started by Bill and Dr. Bob was called Alcoholics Anonymous, named after a book written primarily by Bill W. entitled “Alcoholics Anonymous,” also known as The Big Book.

Who actually wrote the big book?

Bill W.
The Big Book/Authors
Bill Wilson was the primary author of the Big Book and 12 Steps but others did make major contributions and that is the way Bill wanted it to be. Bill wrote draft outlines on legal pads and dictated the expanded text to Ruth Hock. Each week he would read the drafts to those who met at his home.

What does fine mean in AA?

FINE = Faithful, Involved, kNowledgeable and Experienced. FINE = Feeling Insecure, Numb and Empty. FINE = Frantic, Insane, Nuts and Egotistical. FINE = Freaked out, Insecure, Neurotic and Emotional. FINE = Frustrated, Insecure, Neurotic and Emotional.

What does God stand for in AA?

Alcoholics Anonymous
GOD acronyms heard at Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 step meetings: GOD – Good Orderly Direction. GOD – Group Of Drunks, AA’s higher power.

Who was AA number 3?

Bill Dotson
Bill Dotson, the “Man on the Bed,” was AA number 3. At his death, he had not had a drink in more than nineteen years. His date of sobriety was the date he entered Akron’s City Hospital for his last detox, June 26, 1935.

What is the big book in Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How
Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men 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.