A.A. Material

For those of you that haven't figured it out by now, I am an alcoholic and a drug addict. I attend meetings regularly and I use the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous as my guide.

AnonPress.org makes available a Big Book for download for free or for a small donation if you can afford it. My own Home Group gives away Big Books to anyone who wishes one. For that reason I am distributing The Big Book and a fourth step inventory helper in PDF format. If you wish to make a donation please make it to AnonPress.org as they are the ones who made the PDF file for the Big Book in the first place.

You may either read the Big Book or the Fourth step Inventory here by simply clicking on the appropriate link or you may download it to your computer by right clicking and choosing “save target as”. In either case you need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to read them.

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The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Fourth step Inventory.

The 12 steps plus "How It Works".

The Serenity Prayer

(full text)

GOD, grant me the serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change,
Courage to change the
things I can, and the
wisdom to know the difference.
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardship as the
pathway to peace.
Taking, as He did, this
sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it.
Trusting that He will make
all things right if I
surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy
in this life, and supremely
happy with Him forever in
the next. Amen

Reinhold Neibuhr-1926


1. You will know your full name and address.
2. You will be able to shave yourself.
3. You will be able to dress and undress yourself.
4. You will know the town, state, country you live in.
5. You will be able to find socks that match.
6. You will be able to smoke without burning yourself, your clothes or furniture.
7. You will lose the fear of food.
8. You will spend less time in the bathroom.
9. You will be able to walk straighter and pass a breathalyzer.
10.You will lose the fear of police cars and sirens.
11. You will be able to answer the door without looking through that little hole.
12. You will realize what a mess your life has become and thank God for AA.