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District Pamphlet Australia

IllustratedContains Bill’s ideas of how A.A. works, principles borrowed from medicine and religion, and a summary of A.A.’s first 23 years


This is A.A.
(Large print)
Introductory pamphlet describing the kind of people A.A.’s are and what A.A.’s have learned about alcoholism. For anyone who thinks he or she may have a problem with alcohol.
44 Questions
Large print)
Answers the questions most frequently asked about A.A. by alcoholics seeking help, as well as by their families and friends.
Is AA For You? Symptoms of alcoholism are summed up in 12 questions most A.A.’s had to answer to identify themselves as alcoholics.
Is A.A. for Me? Based on the 12 questions in “Is A.A. for you?”, this 32-page pamphlet is an illustrated, easy-to-read version.
12 Steps Illustrated An easy-to-read version of A.A.’s Twelve Steps. Steps appear at the top of each page with simplified text under illustration.
Young People and AA Ten young A.A.’s-16 to 27-tell how the program works for them.
AA for the Woman Relates the experiences of alcoholic women–all ages and from all walks of life.
 AA for Aboriginal Man
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 Are you sick of being charged? Want a better way of life, a way out? Would you like to be a role model for your people? AA has an answer.
AA for Aboriginal Woman
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 Are you sick of being charged? Is grog costing you more than money? Alcoholics Anonymous can help.
Three Talks to Medical Society by Bill W., Co-founder of A.A.
A.A. for the Older Alcoholic–Never Too Late The stories of 8 men and women who came to A.A. after 60 (large print)
Memo to an Inmate Who May Be an Alcoholic A message from A.A.’s who have themselves been inmates. Their personal stories offer a new outlook to inmate alcoholics who want to know how A.A. can help.
It Sure Beats Sitting in a Cell Illustrated pamphlet which presents the experience of seven inmates who found A.A. while in prison. It also offers suggested dos and don’ts for staying sober after release.
The A.A. Member – Medications and Other Drugs Report from a group of doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous. A.A. members share their experience with medications and other drugs.
The Jack Alexander Article about A.A. Published in 1941, this marks a highlight in A.A. history. It sparked the first great surge of interest in A.A.
Do You Think You Are Different? Speaks to the newcomer who may wonder how A.A. can work for someone “different” – black or Jewish, teenager or nearing 80, plus nine other people who tell how the A.A. program has worked for them.
Questions and Answers on Sponsorship Uses shared A.A. experience to answer 34 questions likely to be asked by persons seeking sponsors, persons wanting to be sponsors and groups planning sponsorship activity.
s There an Alcoholic in your Life? Explains the A.A. program as it affects anyone close to an alcoholic – spouse, family-member, friend.
A.A. and the Armed Services Personal stories tell how men and women in the military – any rank, any age – can beat the drinking problem through A.A.
Problems Other than Alcohol Bill’s thoughts on the status of drug addicts within A.A. are as timely as when they appeared in a 1958 Grapevine.
What Happened to Joe? Dramatic story of a young construction worker and his drinking problem, told in a brightly colored “comic book” style.
It Happened to Alice Easy-to-read “comic book” style pamphlet for women alcoholics.
Too young? With a full-color cover, this cartoon pamphlet speaks to teenagers in their own language, telling the varied drinking stories of six young people (13 to 18) and showing their welcome to A.A.
A Newcomers Asks Gives straightforward, brief answers on 15 points that once puzzled many of us.
A.A. & the Gay/Lesbian Alcoholic Excerpts from the experience, strength and hope of sober gay and lesbian alcoholics point out that the tie that binds us all together is freedom from alcohol.


The A.A. Group Informal guide tells how a group works most effectively, how a new group can be started, how each group can be linked to A.A. as a whole
Twelve Traditions Illustrated

Twelve Traditions

Based on a Grapevine series; presents both the spirit and the practical application of our Traditions.
A.A. Tradition – How It Developed Bill W.’s 1946-1947 Grapevine articles on the Traditions trace the evolution of principles for A.A. unity and growth.
The Co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous Brief biographical sketches of Bill W. and Dr. Bob, together with their last major talks.
Self-Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix A full-color illustrated pamphlet that suggests ways of apportioning group contributions to support various service entities.


Inside A.A. Explains the A.a. service structure in the U.S. and Canada, describing all elements linking member and group with the General Service Conference.
The Twelve Concepts Illustrated Brief, easy-to-read text and clever illustrations make the Twelve Concepts for World Service clear and understandable.
A.A.’s Legacy of Service In this foreword to The A.A. Service Manual, Bill describes the beginnings of group and general services, the origin of the Traditions, and the birth of the conference.
G.S.R. May Be the Most Important Job in A.A. For a new general service representative, this leaflet outlines responsibilities and useful sources of information; for a group, what to keep in mind when electing a G.S.R.
Circles of Love and Service This leaflet outlines our service structure in full-color diagrams.


A.A. as a Resource for the Health Care Professional Gives information about the Fellowship and describes some approaches that health care professionals use in referring problem drinkers to A.A. (Revision of “A.A. as a Resource for the Medical Profession”).
Members of the Clergy Ask about A.A. Introduction to A.A. for members of the clergy unfamiliar with the Fellowship; further discussion for those seeking greater understanding of its program.
If You Are a Professional: A.A. wants to work with You. Directed at professionals of all types who deal with alcoholics; explains how A.A.’s and non-A.A.’s can work together.
Is There an Alcoholic in the Workplace? Of interest to management and union officials, this leaflet gives a concise description of the help A.A. can offer to the alcoholic employee. (Formerly: “Alcoholics Anonymous and Employee Assistance Programs”).


How A.A. Members Cooperate with Professionals Answers specific queries on working within A.A. Traditions.
A Member’s Eye View of A.A. Explains the A.A. program to social workers, counselors, physicians, and others in the alcoholism field. It also provides fresh insight into A.A. for all members.
A Brief Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous Originally designed for use in schools, this folder also lends itself to other P.I. purposes. In simple language, it describes our program and offers general information on A.A.
Understanding Anonymity Explains clearly what anonymity means both within and outside A.A.
AA in Treatment Facilities Shares experience of treatment facility administrators and of A.A.’s who have carried the message into these facilities.
A Message to Corrections Professionals  What corrections professionals may want to know about AA
AA In Correctional Facilities  Starting groups in correctional facilites

AA in your Community – How the fellowship of AA works in your community to help alcoholics

Let’s Be Friendly With Our Friends – Friends on the Alcoholism Front, by Bill W.

Speaking at Non-AA Meetings

AA Membership Survey 2007

Bridging the Gap between treatment and AA through temporary contact programs

The AA Grapevine and La Vina: Our Meetings in Print