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A Biography of Mrs Marty Mann

By Sally Brown,David R. Brown
  • ISBN Code: : 1616491418
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Marty Mann was the first woman to achieve long-term sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous, and she inspired thousands of others, especially women, to help themselves. The little-known life of Marty Mann rivals a Masterpiece Theatre drama. She was born into a life of wealth and privilege, sank to the lowest depths of poverty and despair, then rose to inspire thousands of others, especially women, to help themselves. The first woman to achieve long-term sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous, Marty Mann advocated the understanding that alcoholism is an issue of public health, not morality. In their fascinating book, Sally and David Brown shed light on this influential figure in recovery history. Born in Chicago in 1905, Marty was favored with beauty, brains, charisma, phenomenal energy, and a powerful will. She could also out drink anyone in her group of social elites. When her father became penniless, she was forced into work, landed a lucrative public relations position, and a decade later was destitute because of her drinking. She was committed to a psychiatric center in 1938-a time when the term alcoholism was virtually unknown, the only known treatment was "drying out," and two men were compiling the book Alcoholics Anonymous. Marty read it on the recommendation of psychiatrist Dr. Harry Tiebout: it was her first step toward sobriety and a long, illustrious career as founder of the National Council on Alcoholism, or NCA.In the early 1950s, journalist Edward R. Murrow selected Marty as one of the 10 greatest living Americans. Marty died of a stroke in 1980, shortly after addressing the AA international convention in New Orleans.This is a story of one woman's indefatigable effort and indomitable spirit, compellingly told by Sally and David Brown.

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  • Pdf File: alcoholics-anonymous-12-step-recovery-guide.pdf

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YOU DON'T NEED TO BE MOTIVATED TO GET GOING, BUT YOU NEED TO GET GOING TO GET MOTIVATED. INTRO PART 1 : When dealing with alcoholism or substance dependency we know it may seem impossible to go back and the truth is that it is not. But don't take it from me, take it from science & brain scans from modern research. The Twelve Steps and Traditions have been around for decades and they have stuck around for so long because they've truly helped millions of people. In this book you will find everything you need from working the steps to understanding the hijacked brain, scientifically proven hacks to be a happier person, fighting cravings, and more backed up by science and modern research. This is crucial because from addiction depression and anxiety arise so it's important that you help yourself by healing from the inside out. What happens inside of you, soon radiates on the outside. Take it from those who've came before us, the ones who've been through this dark road, and modern research. You deserve to be happy again. PART 2 : Think of a time when you've had some really good food or dessert. It's so good that you want to share it with someone so they can too see how amazing it is to the taste buds. As humans we also crave to have company. Well we can imagine that is how our Father the creator felt as well in the age of creation; wanting someone to share the gift of life with. Life on this earth can be tough. Rich or poor, powerful or not, there is no one who hasn't been affected by the effects of the fall back in the book of Genesis. However, while we are on this earth we must do our best until our creator's son returns to restore earth, heaven, and life to the way they were truly meant to be from the very beginning. If you've stumbled upon this book then you must know you can be happy again in this life and in the life to come. (AVAILABLE IN THE E-BOOK AND PAPERBACK WORKBOOK FOR YOUR NOTES & JOURNAL ENTRY.)

The Twelve Steps Of Alcoholics Anonymous

By Anonymous
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1592858015
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 553
  • Pdf File: the-twelve-steps-of-alcoholics-anonymous.pdf

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This book brings together a series of short discussions from various authors who interpret the Twelve Steps. The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous form the cornerstone of one of the most effective programs for recovery from alcoholism. The steps have also been successfully adapted for use in the treatment of many other dependencies. This book brings together for the first time a series of short discussions that interpret each of the Twelve Steps--from the admission of individual powerlessness over alcohol that occurs in Step One, to the moral inventory of Step Four and the spiritual awakening of Step Twelve.Each discussion has a separate author, demonstrating the diversity of voices that is at the heart of AA, and each author provides insights that keep the steps fresh and meaningful, whether they've been read once or a hundred times.

The 12 Steps Unplugged

By Anonymous
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1616491612
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 590
  • Pdf File: the-12-steps-unplugged.pdf

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In this straightforward and funny guide, John R. interprets the philosophies and stories of the Big Book for young people. Like many alcoholics and addicts, when John R. began his recovery at age seventeen, he was given a Big Book. At first he was reluctant to wade through the old-fashioned language and the stories about people he didn't think he could relate to. But, over time, he realized that the best way to get sober--and to stay sober--is to learn from those who have gone before us. And so he read Alcoholics Anonymous and took the first step toward changing his life. Today, with more than twenty years of sobriety, John is an adolescent chemical dependency counselor, showing addicts how the core messages of AA are as powerful and relevant to them as they have been to the millions of others who have gotten help for addiction over the years. With The 12 Steps Unplugged, he makes the Twelve Steps accessible to all of us.In this simple and often funny guide, he interprets the philosophies and stories of the Big Book in straightforward language that speaks to regular people. John will help you connect with the basic messages of getting honest with yourself, accepting the help of others, and finding a relevant spiritual support.Through The 12 Steps Unplugged, you'll discover just how universal the AA program really is.

Experience, Strength and Hope

By Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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  • Publisher : A. A. World Services, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1940889170
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 496
  • Pdf File: experience-strength-and-hope.pdf

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Co-founder Bill W. was keenly aware of the importance of personal stories, writing, “The story section of the Big Book ... is our principal means of identifying with the reader outside of A.A., it is the written equivalent of hearing speakers at an A.A. meeting; it is our show window of the results.” Experience, Strength and Hope offers back to the A.A. Fellowship the candor, wisdom and wit of 56 members whose stories are no longer available in the fourth edition of Alcoholics Anonymous. With each edition, new stories were added to reflect A.A.’s changing membership, while others had to be dropped. Numerous requests from A.A. members led to the publication of this book, where now can be found such classics as “A Feminine Victory,” written by one of A.A.’s very first female members, and “The Car Smasher,” by “A.A. Number 3” — third after the co-founders themselves. A.A. membership continues to grow and change, but the voices contained here will never be outdated. From poignant accounts of sorrow and loss to more raucous tales laced with deprecating humor, this collection of stories offer today’s A.A. members the timeless gift of experience, strength and hope. Experience, Strength and Hope has been approved by the General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous.

The 12 Step Philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous. An Interpretation

By Steve K.
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3656835047
  • Total of Pages : 34
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 955
  • Pdf File: the-12-step-philosophy-of-alcoholics-anonymous-an-interpretation.pdf

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Essay aus dem Jahr 2014 im Fachbereich Ratgeber - Gesundheit, , Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: The 12 Step philosophy of AA, is an integration of the medical model of Alcoholism, basic Christian principles, philosophy and psychology. Bill Wilson, co-founder of AA, who in collaboration with the early members of the fellowship wrote the 12 Steps and the book Alcoholics Anonymous,(AKA the Big Book, first published in 1939.) was influenced by these disciplines and certain individuals.

Anonymous Christians

By Herbert E. Hudson IV
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532634587
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 351
  • Pdf File: anonymous-christians.pdf

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This book explores the relationship of clergy to Twelve Step programs. Field research of pastors in the Florida Keys found that they are unsure if addiction is a disease or a sin, and whether the Twelve Steps are based on Christianity. Lessons learned include the validity of both traditional Twelve Step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Christ-centered programs such as Celebrate Recovery, the coherence of sin and disease explanations of addiction, and the significance of modern addiction theory. The specific outcome of this study is the development of a course syllabus for clergy on addiction recovery through Twelve Step philosophy.

The Glumlot Letters

By Stanley M.
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  • Publisher : Gatekeeper Press
  • Book Code : 161984530X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 347
  • Pdf File: the-glumlot-letters.pdf

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The 12-Step Buddhist 10th Anniversary Edition

By Darren Littlejohn
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982115726
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 144
  • Pdf File: the-12-step-buddhist-10th-anniversary-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Rediscover the classic guide for recovery with this tenth anniversary edition “that transcends genres by seamlessly integrating the 12-Step approach, Buddhist principles, and a compelling personal struggle with addiction and a quest for spiritual awakening” (Donald Altman, author of Living Kindness). The face of addiction and alcoholism is recognizable to many—it may be a celebrity, a colleague, or even a loved one. And though the 12-step program by itself can often bring initial success, many addicts find themselves relapsing back into old ways and old patterns, or replacing one addiction with another. Working with the traditional 12-step philosophy, Darren Littlejohn first shares his own journey, and how he came to find the spiritual solace that has greatly enhanced his life in recovery. Then, he details out how his work integrating Buddhism into the traditional 12-step programs validates both aspects of the recovery process. With accessible prose and in-depth research, he illustrates how each step—such as admitting there is a problem, seeking help, engaging in a thorough self-examination, making amends for harm done, and helping other addicts who want to recover—fits into the Bodhisattva path. This integration makes Buddhism accessible for addicts, and the 12 steps understandable for Buddhists who may otherwise be at a loss to help those in need. The 12-Step Buddhist is designed to be a complimentary practice to the traditional 12-step journey, not a replacement. While traditional programs help addicts become sober by removing the drug of choice and providing a spiritual path, they rarely delve deep into what causes people to suffer in the first place. In this “unique synthesis of the traditional 12-Step model and the liberating wisdom of Dharma” (Mandala Magazine), addicts can truly find a deep, spiritual liberation from all causes and conditions of suffering—for good.

The Book That Started It All

By Anonymous
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1616495227
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 117
  • Pdf File: the-book-that-started-it-all.pdf

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An extraordinary reproduction of the original working manuscript of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, with an introduction and notes by a panel of celebrated AA historians. The many changes that were made in black, green, and red on each page are show. An extraordinary reproduction of the original working manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous, with essays and notes by a panel of celebrated AA historians.The Book That Started It All offers fresh insights into the history and foundation of the revolutionary Alcoholics Anonymous program. Reproduced in this elegant gift edition with essays and notes by a panel of celebrated AA historians, the original working manuscript is the missing link in our understanding of what transpired between AA founder Bill Wilson's first draft of Alcoholics Anonymous and the first published edition. In January 1939, Wilson and other AA founders distributed 400 copies of his typescript to everyone they could think of "who might be concerned with the problem of alcoholism," to test out the program. As the loan copies were returned, suggestions for revision were considered and written out in colored pencil on one master copy that was eventually submitted for publication.The many changes made in black, green, and red on page after page are shown here in their original form, revealing the opinions, debates, and discussions that went into making the Big Book.

Addictions

By Barbara S. McCrady,Elizabeth E. Epstein
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0198027435
  • Total of Pages : 672
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 505
  • Pdf File: addictions.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Today, alcohol and other drug abuse scientists have access to a broad array of clinical resources that integrate a commonsensical approach to addiction treatment with science. Addictions: A Comprehensive Guidebook is a superb example of one such resource. Here, in one volume, is both practical and scholarly information for alcohol and drug abuse specialists, primary care providers, clinicians, policy-makers, and others involved in programs that are geared to help those who abuse or are dependent on alcohol and other drugs. Its scope is a testament to how far drug abuse scientists and practitioners have come in defining what they do and to how they are able to do it effectively through a growing body of scientific behavioral research. Addictions is organized into seven parts that range from the prevalence of certain addictions to their identification and treatment to the social effects of these addictions. In fact, this volume contains nearly all of the basic information a professional or graduate student needs to learn about or treat substance abuse.

Twelve Wisdom Steps

By Andrea Travers
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  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Book Code : 1434912280
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 308
  • Pdf File: twelve-wisdom-steps.pdf

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A Woman's Way through the Twelve Steps

By Stephanie S Covington
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1592857930
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 725
  • Pdf File: a-woman-s-way-through-the-twelve-steps.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Geared specifically to women, this book brings a feminine perspective to the Twelve Step program, searching out the healing messages beneath the male-oriented words. Recovery is not a man's world, and yet to a woman it can sometimes seem that way. Geared specifically to that woman, this book brings a feminine perspective to the Twelve Step program, searching out the healing messages beneath the male-oriented words. Based on an open exploration and a flexible interpretation of the Twelve Steps, this new perspective takes into account the psychological development of women as it relates to addiction and recovery, as well as the social and cultural factors that affect women in particular.Acknowledging that recovery raises special issues for women--from questions about sexuality, relationships, and everyday life to anxieties about speaking up at mixed-gender meetings--A Woman's Way through the Twelve Steps focuses directly on the feminine experience of addiction and healing. The author explores the Twelve Steps one by one, reiterating each in its traditional language, then explaining and illustrating it in a way that highlights a woman's experience--empowering the reader to take ownership of her own recovery process as well as her growth as a woman.