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Quarterly Report from G.S.O. – Added September 2017

Activities of the General Service Board including A.A. World Services, Inc., A.A. Grapevine, Inc. 


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Box 4-5-9 Fall 2017 – Intergroup/Central Office: Then and Now – Added September 2017

This issue features an article on the history and development of our intergroup/central office structure, highlighting the vital A.A. work done by these offices across the United States and Canada. The issue also includes profiles of two new G.S.O. staff members and five new Class B trustees who have recently joined the General Service Board.


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Estimates of A.A. Groups and Members – Added August 2017

As of January 1, 2017


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Safety Card for A.A. Groups – Added July 2017

Contains the long form of Tradition One and a suggested statement on Safety. May be read out loud at A.A. meetings as part of opening announcements or at the secretary's break.


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Spring 2017 issue of "About A.A." newsletter for professionals – Added April 2017

About A.A. is the newsletter from the General Service Office of the U.S. and Canada for professionals of all types who deal with alcoholics, including professionals in the fields of health care, law, corrections and clergy. This issue responds to the questions, “What are some of the myths and misconceptions professionals may have in referring alcoholics to A.A.? And how can professionals help steer people over the barriers that alcoholics themselves may put up when it is suggested that they attend A.A.?”


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Open Letter to Health Care Professionals – Added April 2017

The letter is from John A. Fromson, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital.  As a psychiatrist involved in diagnosing and treating patients with alcohol use disorders, Dr. Fromson shares his experience of having seen sustained recovery facilitated by A.A. "literally thousands of times.”


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A service piece in leaflet format for members interested in carrying the message to all alcoholics.


image ornament Accessibilities Checklist for Meetings and Groups – Added February 2017

This is a guide to help diminish the trials that people with access barriers may encounter in attending meetings in your location.


image ornament Safety and A.A.: Our Common Welfare – Added February 2017

Safety is an important issue within A.A. — one that all groups and members can address to develop workable solutions and help keep our meetings safe based on the fundamental principles of the Fellowship.


image ornament General Service Board Expression of Gratitude – Added November 2016

A letter of gratitude from the Chairman of the General Service Board to A.A. members for their service and participation in the Seventh Tradition.


image ornament A.A. in Prison: Inmate to Inmate e-Book in French – Added October 2016

The list of e-Books available from A.A.W.S. has been updated to include the French translation of this booklet of stories that reflect the experience of A.A. members who found their way to the Fellowship while in correctional facilities. To see the entire list, click here.


image ornament The A.A. Service Manual, 2016-2018 – Added September 2016

Reflecting actions of the 2016 General Service Conference, this is the first biennial edition of the service manual, which explains the Conference structure and its year-round importance.


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