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A Quote by Alcoholics Anonymous on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, and there is a solution

"We have concluded to publish an anonymous volume setting forth the problem as we see it.  We shall bring to the task our combined experience and knowledge.  This should suggest a useful program for anyone concerned with a drinking problem."

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: C. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, There Is A Solution, p. 19

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A Quote by Alcoholics Anonymous on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, twelve steps, and there is a solution

"...the ex-problem drinker who has found this solution, who is properly armed with facts about himself, can generally win the entire confidence of another alcoholic in a few hours. Until such an understanding is reached, little or nothing can be accomplished."

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, There Is A Solution, p. 18.

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A Quote by Alcoholics Anonymous on alcoholics anonymous, recovery, there is a solution, and twelve steps

"It (alcoholism) engulfs all whose lives touch the sufferer's. It brings misunderstanding, fierce resentment, financial insecurity, disgusted friends and employers, warped lives of blameless children, sad wives and parents--anyone can increase the list."

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, There Is A Solution, p. 18

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A Quote by Alcoholics Anonymous on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, and twelve steps

"An illness of this sort--and we have come to believe it an illness--involves those about us in a way no other human sickness can.  If a person has cancer all are sorry for him and no one is angry or hurt.  But not so with the alcoholic illness, for with it there goes annihilation of all the things worthwhile in life." 
  

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, There is a Solution, p.17.

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A Quote by Alcoholics Anonymous on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, and twelve step program

"The feeling of having shared in a common peril is one element in the powerful cement which binds us.  But that  in itself would never have held us together as we are now joined.  The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have discovered a common solution. We have a way out on which we can absolutely agree, and upon which we can join in brotherly and harmonious action. This is the great news this book carries to those who suffer from alcoholism."  

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c.1939 AAWS, Alcohoics Anonymous, There is a Solution, p. 17.

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A Quote by Alcoholics Anonymous on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, twelve steps, and serenity

 "We are average Americans.  All sections of this country and many of its occupations are represented, as well as many political, economic, social and religious backgrounds.  We are people who normally would not mix.  But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful."

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, "There is a Solution", p. 17.

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A Quote by Anonymous on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, and there is a solution

 "We are average Americans.  All sections of this country and many of its occupations are represented, as well as many political, economic, social and religious backgrounds.  We are people who normally would not mix.  But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful."

Anonymous

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, "There is a Solution", p. 17.

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A Quote by Alcoholics Anonymous on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, and there is a solution

We of Alcoholics Anonymous, know thousands of men and women who were once just as hopeless as Bill. (Bill Wilson)  Nearly all have recovered.  They have solved the drink problem.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, "There is a Solution", p. 17.

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A Quote by Bill on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, and bill wilson

"Most of us feel we need look no further for Utopia.  We have it with us right here and now.  Each day my friend's simple talk in our kitchen multiplies itself in a widening circle of peace on earth and good will to men." 

Bill Wilson

Source: C. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, The Big Book, Bill's Story, p. 16. (Bill W., co-founder of A. A. died January 21, 1971)

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A Quote by Bill on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, twelve steps, and bill w

"There is however, a vast amount of fun about it all.  I suppose some would be shocked at our seeming worldliness and levity.  But just underneath there is deadly seriousness.  Faith has to work twenty-four hours a day in and through us, or we perish."    

Bill Wilson

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill's Story, p.16.

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