Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous To raise the question of the nature of narrative is to
invite reflection on the very nature of culture and , possibly , even on the nature of
humanity itself . —Hayden White , " The Value of Narrativity " The text as such
never ...

Author: George H. Jensen

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809323303

Category: Social Science

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"Jensen covers Bakhtin's theory of the relationship between the author and the hero of a text, using Lillian Roth's autobiographies as counterexamples of AA talks. He discusses "rigorous honesty" within AA programs and provides a detailed analysis of the rhetorical act of stating "I am an alcoholic" in the context of an AA meeting. He devotes an entire chapter to explaining how AA meetings provide an example of what Bakhtin meant by carnival, a process through which humor, irony, and parody supply a mechanism for questioning commonly held beliefs. He shows how newcomers to AA move away from their egocentric personae as practicing alcoholics to adopt a new identity within AA. Turning back to Bakhtin, he describes the moments of discourse during which individuals confess past wrongs to God and to another person. Drawing further on Bakhtin, he examines the autobiographical moments of AA talks, stressing that these moments never become fully autobiographical.

Alcoholics Anonymous as a Mutual help Movement

6 The Local Structure of AA and AA as a Social Network For professionals
advising AA to their clients and for individual newcomers alike , AA meetings are
readily available . Even students of AA seldom pay attention to the fact that
organizing ...

Author: Klaus Mäkelä

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299150046

Category: Social Science

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Part of an international study of Alcoholics Anonymous, carried out in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe

Research on Alcoholics Anonymous and Spirituality in Addiction Recovery

Harbaugh, L. (1995). Sisterfrancis and the ministry ofhigh watch: From new
thought to Alcoholics Anonymous. Bachelor's Thesis, Smith College. Jackson,
S. W. (2001). The wounded healer. Bulletin of the History ofMedicine, 75, 1–36.
Johnson ...

Author: Marc Galanter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387777253

Category: Medical

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It was once taken for granted that peer-assisted groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous had no “real” value in recovery from addiction. More recently, evidence-based medicine is recognizing a spiritual component in healing—especially when it comes to addiction. The newest edition of Recent Developments in Alcoholism reflects this change by focusing on the 12-step model of recovery as well as mindfulness meditation and other spiritually oriented activity. More than thirty contributors bring together historical background, research findings, and clinical wisdom to analyze the compatibility of professional treatment and nonprofessional support, day-to-day concepts of relapse prevention, the value of community building in recovery, and much more. Among the topics covered: (1) How and why 12-step groups work. (2) The impact of the spiritual on mainstream treatment. (3) The impact of AA on other nonprofessional recovery programs. (4) AA outcomes for special populations. (5) Facilitating involvement in 12-step programs. (6) Methods for measuring religiousness and spirituality in alcohol research. Whether one is referring clients to 12-step programs or seeking to better understand the process, this is a unique resource for clinicians and social workers. Developmental psychologists, too, will find Volume 18—Research on Alcoholics Anonymous and Spirituality in Addiction Recovery a worthy successor to the series.

The Akron Genesis of Alcoholics Anonymous

And that date was shortly before the Mother ' s Day , 1935 , meeting of Dr . Bob
and Bill . Then there is the focus on the date when alcoholics began using the
name “ Alcoholics Anonymous ” for their fellowship . This view would hold that A .
A ...

Author: Dick B.

Publisher: Good Book Publishing Company

ISBN: 1885803176

Category: Religion

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Dick B. is a writer, historian, Bible student, retired attorney, and active recovered member of A.A. He has sponsored more than 100 men in their recovery. Dick has devoted 18 years of his life to researching the spiritual roots of A.A. and has now published 33 titles on the subject with more to come. His special attention to the early Akron program which had a documented 75% success rate among seemingly hopeless, medically incurable real alcoholics who went to any lengths to establish their relationship and fellowship with the Creator has made this a landmark study resource of students of Old School A.A.--students who want to utilize the program and achieve the successes of the 1930's.

The Oxford Group Alcoholics Anonymous

27 ( 4 ) Bill Wilson began to work with Father Ed Dowling as his “ spiritual
sponsor ; ” and Dowling told Wilson he was fascinated by the parallels he felt he
had discovered between the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and the
Exercises ...

Author: Dick B.

Publisher: Good Book Publishing Company

ISBN: 1885803192

Category: Self-Help

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A.A.'s life-changing program derived almost exclusively from the precepts of A First Century Christian Fellowship (also known as the Oxford Group) of which A.A. was an integral part in its early years. This book is the only study devoted exclusively & specifically to the Oxford Group origins, ideas, principles, practices, & specific impact on A.A., its Big Book, & its Twelve Steps.

Alcoholics Anonymous

How it Works; Recovery Processes in a Self-help Group Mary Catherine Taylor. -
T__m- accepted participant in one or more A. A. groups. If.

Author: Mary Catherine Taylor



Category: Alcoholics

Page: 408

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Alcohol Problems and Alcoholism

Alcoholics Anonymous , Alcoholics Anonymous Come of Age : A Brief History of
AA . Alcoholics Anonymous World Services , New York , 1957 . Alcoholics
Anonymous , AA Guidelines for Members Employed in the Alcoholism Field .
Alcoholics ...

Author: James E. Royce


ISBN: STANFORD:36105037379851

Category: Alcoholism

Page: 383

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A study on alcoholism thoroughly documented as a college text, but practical enough to be of interest to para-professionals and counselors who wish to update their knowledge, and the one million recovered alcoholics who are eager to learn more about their illness.

AA Spiritual Issues and the Treatment of Lesbian and Gay Alcoholics

6 Religious Dogmatism is Not Conference Approved The new person within AA
will sit at the tables with dogmatic alcoholics who will insist that there are very
specific ways in which the spiritual aspects of the program should be run .

Author: Steven Lorain Berg


ISBN: MSU:31293007728557

Category: Alcoholics

Page: 418

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The Alcoholics Anonymous Experience

Alcoholics Anonymous (Cont.): nonprofessionalism of, 7-8, 137 social
environment of [see Interpersonal interaction of A. A. members; Meeting(s)]
strength of, 8 [See also specific aspects of Alcoholics Anonymous, for example:
Culture, A. A.; ...

Author: Milton A. Maxwell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: UOM:39015016257787

Category: Social Science

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Describes the personal experiences of the members of Alcoholics Anonymous and discusses how the organization helps people to overcome their alcoholism

Alcoholism Progress in Research and Treatment

Alcoholics Anonymous World Ser., New York. "[A. A.] World Directory: Summer
1970, Part II: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Central and South America and all
Other Areas Not Covered in World Directory Part I." Alcoholics Anonymous World

Author: Peter G. Bourne


ISBN: UOM:39015000887110

Category: Alcoholism

Page: 439

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Bill W

Hartigan reveals the story of Wilson's life to be as humorous, horrific, and powerful as any of the AA vignettes told daily around the world.

Author: Francis Hartigan

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429927864

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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When Bill Wilson, with his friend Dr. Bob Smith, founded Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935, his hope was that AA would become a safe haven for those who suffered from this disease. Thirty years after his death, AA continues to help millions of alcoholics recover from what had been commonly regarded as a hopeless addiction. Still, while Wilson was a visionary for millions, he was no saint. After cofounding Alcoholics Anonymous, he stayed sober for over thirty-five years, helping countless thousands rebuild their lives. But at the same time, Wilson suffered form debilitating bouts of clinical depression, was a womanizer, and experimented with LSD. Francis Hartigan, the former secretary and confidant to Wilson's wife, Lois, has exhaustively researched his subject, writing with a complete insider's knowledge. Drawing on extensive interviews with Lois Wilson and scores of early members of AA, he fully explores Wilson's organizational genius, his devotion to the cause, and almost martyr-like selflessness. That Wilson, like all of us, had to struggle with his own personal demons makes this biography all the more moving and inspirational. Hartigan reveals the story of Wilson's life to be as humorous, horrific, and powerful as any of the AA vignettes told daily around the world.

A A Grapevine

AAGrapevine The International Monthly Journal of Alcoholics Anonymous AA
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 ...



ISBN: UCAL:B3330525

Category: Alcoholism


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Alcoholics Anonymous

An anniversary edition of the practical self-help guide for those who wish to quit alcohol features lavish design elements—including a ribbon marker, acid-free paper, and a vegan-leather hardback casing—and contains the original 1939 ...

Author: Bill W.

Publisher: TarcherPerigee

ISBN: 039917186X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 470

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An anniversary edition of the practical self-help guide for those who wish to quit alcohol features lavish design elements—including a ribbon marker, acid-free paper, and a vegan-leather hardback casing—and contains the original 1939 text, as well as a complete 1941 Saturday Evening Post article, "Alcoholics Anonymous." 10,000 first printing.

Alcoholics in Recovery

106 Recovery from alcoholism with the Twelve Step program of Alcoholics
Anonymous is contingent upon total abstinence . When Handsome Lake's
followers were asked why they were unable to leave their drunken habits before ,
since the ...

Author: Gail Carol Nelson

Publisher: Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services

ISBN: 089486730X

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

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The Annotated Bibliography of Alcoholics Anonymous 1939 1989

Author: Charles Bishop


ISBN: UCSC:32106009002616

Category: Alcoholics

Page: 251

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"This essential reference work contains over 1,400 publications by and about AA in its 50 year history in print." Intended for professional personnel in various fields, e.g., psychiatrists, librarians, and clergy. Covers popular and scholarly journal articles, books, chapters, pamphlets, dissertations, and all AA publications. Entries give bibliographical information and concise annotation. Index.

Treating Alcoholism

In M. Bean & N. Zinberg (Eds.), Dynamic approaches to the understanding and
treatment of alcoholism (pp. 55-96). New York: Free Press. P. 35, "fits and starts":
Bean, M. (1975a). Alcoholics Anonymous L Psychiatric Annals, 5(2), 7-61; Bean,

Author: Stephanie Brown

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015034271596

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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Treating Alcoholism is filled with up-to-date information and illustrative case examples that will provide clinicians with the skills necessary to address the myriad problems associated with alcoholism. Based on a developmental model of recovery - form drinking to transition to early and ongoing recovery - the book offers a wealth of knowledge and specific therapeutic techniques for working with alcoholics and the families of alcoholics in a clinical setting.

Alcohol Health and Research World

Thirty - Ninth Annual Meeting of the General Service Conference of Alcoholics
Anonymous : Final Report . New York ... Researchers studying AA as self - help
group turned adjunct to professional treatment programs must evaluate the ...



ISBN: NWU:35558003469042

Category: Alcoholism


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