The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous by Dr. William D. Silkworth

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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. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Original First & Second Edition Forewords
Doctor's Opinion
Main 164 Pages
Spiritual Experience
40+ First and Second Edition Stories
Main 164 pages include page numbers regardless of font size or page flow.

About Dr. William D. Silkworth

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Robert Holbrook Smith (August 8, 1879-November 16, 1950), also known as "Dr. Bob," was an American physician and surgeon who co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous with Bill Wilson, more commonly known as Bill W. Smith was born in Vermont; after graduation from Dartmouth College in 1902, he worked for three years selling hardware in Boston, Chicago, and Montreal but began drinking heavily. He then returned to school to study medicine. He attained his degree but recovery from alcoholism eluded him until he met Bill Wilson on May 13, 1935. Wilson, an alcoholic who had learned how to stay sober by helping other alcoholics through the Oxford Group in New York, helped Smith stop drinking. Smith then invited Wilson to stay at his home. Smith was called the "Prince of Twelfth Steppers" by Wilson because he helped more than 5000 alcoholics before his death. Smith was able to stay sober from June 10, 1935, until his death in 1950 from colon cancer.
Published July 18, 2011 by New York. 532 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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