How to Get Going on the All Addicts Anonymous Way of Life
This 204-page softbound book is the basic text of AAA – a Program of recovery for all addicts and all addictions. It tells in the most precise and clear way what an addict needs to know and do in order to recover from addiction.
24 Communications. 204 pages. 6 x 9. Softbound.
24 Newsletters from 2008
24 Newsletter is the monthly journal of the Upstate Group of All Addicts Anonymous. It discusses what All Addicts Anonymous is and how it works. It contains stories of recovery, practical tips on working the program, transcripts of Program meetings, articles from the archive, and more.
24 Communications. Nine Issues (April-December) 16-page publication. 8.5 x 11. 3-ring binder.
The AAA Way of Life
This 16-page booklet is the most basic “how-to” pamphlet of All Addicts Anonymous – a Program of recovery for all addicts and all addictions. It explains in the simplest terms what an addict needs to do to start a new way of life that works. It gives life-saving information on what to hang on to and what one ought to avoid while living the AAA Program of recovery.
24 Communications. 26 pages. 5 x 8. Booklet.
How to Start Your Own AAA Group
The basic unit of recovery in All Addicts Anonymous is the group. If you can’t find an AAA group in your area, you may want – or need– to start your own. This 16-page booklet offers suggestions on how to do just that and gives useful information for groups in relating to the addiction field, other Twelve Step Fellowships, the traditions and more.
24 Communications. 16 pages. 5 x 8. Booklet.
Gresham’s Law and Alcoholics Anonymous
This 26-page booklet tells of the three ways the Twelve Step Program can be practiced: (1) The strong, original way – proved powerfully and reliably effective over seventy-two years. (2) A medium way – not so strong, not so safe, not so sure, not so good, but still effective. And (3) a weak way, which turns out to be really no way at all but literally a heresy, a false teaching, a twisting and corruption of what the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous clearly stated the Program to be.
24 Communications. 26 pages. 5 x 8. Booklet.
Three Ways to be Anonymous
This 19-page booklet spells out the three ways the tradition of anonymity can be practiced: (1) the anonymity of inferiority, (2) the anonymity of mediocrity, and (3) the anonymity of excellence. A member of any Twelve Step Fellowship owes it to himself to be aware of how and why he is being anonymous and the right way to practice this tradition.
24 Communications. 19 pages. 5 x 8. Booklet.
AAA Wallet Card
This durable AAA wallet card gives the whole Program of AAA– the Four Absolutes, Twelve Steps, and the Ten Points– on a four-sided laminated card (same size as a business card). Serves as an aid for memorizing AAA’s Program of recovery and is a perfect gift for both newcomers and old-timers.
24 Communications. Four-sided card. 2.25 x 3.5.
A) Tom P. Speaker CD. Blackstone Retreat 1961
Early AA pioneer and co-founder of All Addicts Anonymous tells of his five years of failure in the Program and his miraculous recovery and return to sanity.
24 Commmunications. CD. 58 min.
Well-known early AA circuit speaker, Tom P., witnesses to the power of the truth found in the AA Program – the only thing strong enough to break his history of low bottom alcoholism and drug addiction.
24 Commmunications. CD. 73 min.
Bert B. Speaker DVD
Upstate Group member Bert B., a recovered alcohol and drug addict.
Sober since 1973. Communicates the joy he has found in the Twelve Steps and gives practical advice to newcomers.
2007 CCAR (Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery). DVD. 42 min.
Invitation to a Great Experiment
Thomas E. Powers.
When the first edition of this book was published in 1959, Louis Cassels wrote the following review for United Press International: “This is not a stuffy academic discourse on spiritual life. It is a powerfully written hand-book on how to find God, by a man who did so, to his own vast surprise. For those who are already tentatively or securely committed to a religious faith, this book offers a guide toward deeper understanding of the spiritual life. For those who do not believe in God, but who are troubled by what G.K. Chesterton called ‘the first wild doubts of doubt’, it is a compelling invitation to a great experiment.”
24 Communications. 267 pages. 6 x 9. Softbound.
The Answer to Addiction
John Burns and three other recovered addicts.
Revised 2008 by Robert Calhoun. Millions of people worldwide have experienced the miracle of recovery available in Twelve Step Programs. Where did the programs begin? Why do they work? The Answer to Addiction provides answers to these questions as well as the authors’ compelling stories of recovery from severe alcohol and drug addiction.
24 Communications. 198 pages. 6 x 9. Softbound.
The Practice of the Presence of God
This is not just a devotional classic. It is one of the greatest how-to manuals ever written on the subject of establishing conscious contact with God. The man who wrote it, Brother Lawrence, lived three hundred years ago. He was a monk. He was also a depressive, and he suffered from obsessive fear and worry. He found a way out of life trouble. His story is in the pattern of millions of modern recovery stories in the 12 Step Fellowships. And the method he developed may be the single most useful way for a recovering addict to connect with God and with the 11th Step.
24 Communications. 130 pages. 4.5 x 7. Softbound.