Now if you have had the patience to get this far...
the idea of service...giving of yourself...It's all there.
++++Message 3380. . . . . . . . . . . . Re: 95% First Year Dropout Myth
There was also an article in the *Alcoholism Treatment
Quarterly* a few years ago that dissected this too
widespread fallacy. Perhaps someone can give the
exact citation, which I do not have at hand right
++++Message 3381. . . . . . . . . . . . RE: Reading lists for AA study
From: Robert Stonebraker . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/22/2006 11:32:00 AM
Joe A. asked: "Can you tell us where these films are available for
I believe "A HOUSE FULL OF MIRACLES" is still sold at Dr. Bob's
Home and the
earlier one, "DAWN OF HOPE," which came from the same place, may
be out of
circulation. I would suggest you write or check out their website. Both
are about 30 minutes long which makes them convenient to play at meetings.
[mailto:AAHistoryLovers@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Joe Adams
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2006 4:48 AM
Subject: [AAHistoryLovers] Reading lists for AA study groups
Can you tell us where these films are available for
(sober_in_nc at yahoo.com)
(rstonebraker212 at insightbb.com) wrote:
Our Big Book Step Study Group in Richmond, IN,
spends the first two Tuesdays studying AA history -
we show a short movie, "DAWN OF HOPE"
and sometimes "A HOUSE FULL OF MIRACLES"
from Dr. Bob's Home.
Yahoo! Groups Links
++++Message 3382. . . . . . . . . . . . RE: Hazelden Foundation and book
From: ArtSheehan . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/22/2006 5:21:00 PM
Bottom line on Hazelden:
If it wasn't for them numerous outstanding history books would not be
available to the general public (and especially to folks interested in
++++Message 3383. . . . . . . . . . . . A De-Briefer For Treatment Center
From: Glenn . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/23/2006 11:36:00 AM
A friend shared the following passage, but cannot remeber anyting
about the book he got it from. Has anybody in this Group heard of
this book and have any idea where I could get a copy? The only
thing that I presently have is a one page "The Difference between
your Sponsor and your Therapist", to help newcomes understand the
differance between the complexity of the tratment industry and the
alcoholic; it worked! That should never change! Let! us f! orever
keep this legacy available for the millions of alcoholics who will
desperately need a real alcoholic to help in the years to come.
A De-Briefer For Treatment Center Graduates, pages 19and20"
++++Message 3384. . . . . . . . . . . . Re: conference approved literaure
SERVICE MATERIAL FROM G.S.O.
Conference-approved--What It Means to You
The term Conference-approved describes written or audiovisual material
approved by the Conference for publication by G.S.O. This process assures
that everything in such literature is in accord with A. A. principles.
Conference-approved material always deals with the recovery program of
Alcoholics Anonymous or with information about the A.A. Fellowship.
The term has no relation to material not published by G.S.O. It does not
imply Conference disapproval of other material about A.A. A great deal of
literature helpful to alcoholics is published by others, and A.A. does not
try to tell any individual member what he or she may or may not read.
Conference approval assures us that a piece of literature represents solid
A.A. experience. Any Conference-approved booklet or pamphlet goes through a
lengthy and painstaking process, during which a variety of A.A.'s from all
over the United States and Canada read and express opinions at every stage
HOW TO TELL WHAT IS AND
WHAT IS NOT CONFERENCE-APPROVED
Look for the statement on books, pamphlets and films: "This is A.A.
Service Conference-approved literature"
All A.A. Literature is not Conference-approved
Central offices and intergroups do write and distribute pamphlets or
booklets that are not Conference-approved. If such pieces meet the needs of
the local membership, they may be legitimately classified as A.A.
literature. There is no conflict between A.A. World Services, Inc.
(A.A.W.S. --publishers of Conference-approved literature), and central
offices or intergroups--rather they complement each other. The Conference
does not disapprove of such material.
G.S.O. does develop some literature that does not have to be approved by the
Conference, such as service material, Guidelines and bulletins.
AVAILABLE AT MOST A.A. GROUPS
Most local A.A. groups purchase and display a representative sampling of
Conference-approved pamphlets, and usually carry a supply of hardcover
and intergroups, or it may be ordered directly from G.S.O. Groups normally
offer pamphlets free of charge, and the books at cost.
Conference-approved literature is copyrighted with the Copyright Office,
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. To insure the continued
integrity of A.A. literature, and to make sure the A.A. recovery programs
will not be distorted or diluted, permission to reprint must be obtained
from A.A.W.S. in writing.
However, A.A. newsletters, bulletins, or meeting lists have blanket
permission to use the material, providing proper credit is given to insure
that the copyrights of A.A. literature are protected.
The A.A. Preamble is copyrighted by The A.A. Grapevine, Inc.--(not by A.A.
World Services). Beneath it, these words should appear: Reprinted with
permission of the A.A. Grapevine, Inc. The Steps and Traditions should be
followed by these words: Reprinted with Permission of A.A. World Services,
WHAT CONFERENCE APPROVED MEANS
from BOX 4-5-9
(August-September 1978, Vol.23, No. 4
When you see this emblem (omitted) and the words This is A. A. General
Conference-approved literature, they mean only one thing.
Such a publication represents the broadest possible consensus of A.A.
thinking. It is not just one small locality's interpretation, nor the ideas
of only one member.
As far as humanly possible, the seal says, in effect, this piece reflects
the spectrum of opinion of our whole Fellowship.
Any such A. A. material has been very carefully prepared under he close