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A.A. Around the World – Added January 2018

The hand of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) extends – literally – around the globe. Today, an A.A. presence can be found in approximately 180 nations worldwide, with membership estimated at over two million. There are more than 118,000 A.A. groups around the world and A.A.’s literature has been translated into languages as diverse as Afrikaans, Arabic, Hindi, Nepali, Persian, Swahili, and Vietnamese, among many others.

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Box 4-5-9 Winter 2017 – A.A. and Technology – Added December 2017

This issue features a number of articles on the topic of technology and how A.A. members and groups are using it to carry the message. The issue also features an article on La Viña, A.A.'s Spanish-language magazine — how it got its start and how it continues as a vital link connecting one alcoholic to another.

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Fall 2017 issue of "About A.A." newsletter for professionals – Added November 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, clergy and the military. A.A. has had a close relationship with the armed services almost since the Fellowship’s inception in 1935, and this issue focuses on what some professionals have called "a major public health crisis within the ranks of the armed forces," highlighting our common goal with military professionals who work with alcoholic active duty personnel and veterans: to help the alcoholic stop drinking and lead a healthy, productive life.

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A Biography of Sam Shoemaker – Added October 2017

Bill W. once wrote in the A.A. Grapevine that “Dr. Sam Shoemaker was one of A.A.’s indispensables. Had it not been for his ministry to us in our early time, our Fellowship would not be in existence today.”

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History Shelf - 4 Volumes – Added October 2017

In celebration of A.A. history, we are offering this attractive gift set for the holidays.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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