El Libro Grande de AA

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El Libro Grande de AA

Alcohólicos Anónimos, también conocido como el “Libro Grande”, presenta el programa de AA de recuperación del alcoholismo. Publicado por primera vez en 1939, su finalidad era enseñarles a otros alcohólicos cómo se recuperaron los primeros cien miembros de AA. Ha sido traducido a más de setenta idiomas y sigue siendo considerado el texto básico de AA.

The historias personales below are from the English language 4th edition, and most are not available in Spanish.  The Spanish language 3rd edition stories are available in Spanish, in our media library.  

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    ASL Big Book - Preface

    ASL Big Book - Preface

    The Preface from the Fourth edition, of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    A brief overview of the four editions of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. How the content outlining A.A.’s program of recovery has been retained, while some of the stories have been changed over time to reflect the current membership.

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - Foreword to First Edition

    Big Book ASL - Foreword to First Edition

    The Foreword to the First edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    The original 1939 foreword. Introduces the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, then a group of 100 members who had “recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.” States the book’s purpose: “to show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered.” Stresses the importance of anonymity.

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - Foreword to Second Edition

    Big Book ASL - Foreword to Second Edition

    The Foreword to the Second edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A.in American Sign Language (ASL).

    Written in 1955. A brief history of Alcoholics Anonymous from 1939-55, including its growth in membership as well as its spread across the U.S., Canada and beyond. Introduces the Twelve Traditions for the first time. Gratitude for "friends of A.A."

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - Foreword to Third Edition

    Big Book ASL - Foreword to Third Edition

    The Foreword to the Third edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    Written in 1976. Notes that A.A.membership was estimated at over one million in 90 countries, with participation of women and young people on the rise.

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - Foreword to Fourth Edition

    Big Book ASL - Foreword to Fourth Edition

    The Foreword to the Fourth edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. inAmerican Sign Language (ASL).

    Written in 2001, at the “start of a new millennium.” Notes that A.A.membership wasover two million, with increasing diversity and global reach, thanks in large part to translations (Big Book in 44 language at the time) and technology (online meetings).

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - The Doctor's Opinion

    Big Book ASL - The Doctor's Opinion

    The Doctor's Opinion, from the Fourth edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    Dr. William D. Silkworth, who treated Bill W. and other alcoholics, reported on the effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous, then in its infancy, describing the physical "allergy" and the "phenomenon of craving" characteristic of alcoholism, as well as the "psychic change" necessary for recovery.

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - Chapter 1 - Bill's Story

    Big Book ASL - Chapter 1 - Bill's Story

    Chapter 1 - Bill's Story, from the Fourth edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    Co-founder Bill W. recounts his descent from successful stockbroker to hopeless alcoholic—and explains how a visit from an old friend inspired his recovery and planted the seeds of Alcoholics Anonymous.

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - Chapter 2 - There Is a Solution

    Big Book ASL - Chapter 2 - There Is a Solution

    Chapter 2 - There is a Solution, from the Fourth edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    Introduces the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous as a diverse group of alcoholics who have “lost the power of choice in drink” and whose common solution to their problem with alcoholinvolves a profound “spiritual experience.”

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - Chapter 3 - More About Alcoholism

    Big Book ASL - Chapter 3 - More About Alcoholism

    Chapter 3 - More About Alcoholism, from the Fourth edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    Illustrates the self-delusion of the active alcoholic through the stories of three men who continue to drink despite dire consequences, inevitably reaching a state of “pitiful and incomprehensible demoralization.”

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - Chapter 4 - We Agnostics

    Big Book ASL - Chapter 4 - We Agnostics

    Chapter 4 - We Agnostics, from the Fourth edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    Highlights a pathway to recovery for alcoholics who are atheist and agnostic while addressing the resistance some alcoholics may feel toward spirituality.

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - Chapter 5 - How It Works

    Big Book ASL - Chapter 5 - How It Works

    Chapter 5 - How It Works, from the Fourth edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    Presents the Twelve Steps — A.A.’s program of recovery — and provides direction on taking Steps One through Four.

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - Chapter 6 - Into Action

    Big Book ASL - Chapter 6 - Into Action

    Chapter 6 - Into Action, from the Fourth edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    Taking Steps Five through Eleven can help maintain not only physical sobriety but also personal transformation. This chapter describes how these Steps can lead to "a new freedom and a new happiness."

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - Chapter 7 - Working with Others

    Big Book ASL - Chapter 7 - Working with Others

    Chapter 7 - Working with Others, from the Fourth edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    The transmission of A.A.’s message of hope from one alcoholic to another is the core of A.A.’s recovery program. As discussed in this chapter, the Twelfth Step encapsulates how this can happen.

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - Chapter 8 - To Wives

    Big Book ASL - Chapter 8 - To Wives

    Chapter 8 - To Wives, from the Fourth edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    An alcoholic marriage can be fraught with distrust, frustration, loneliness and fear. This chapter, focused on the wives of alcoholics, explores some solutions.

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - Chapter 9 - The Family Afterward

    Big Book ASL - Chapter 9 - The Family Afterward

    Chapter 9 - The Family Afterward, from the Fourth edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    Alcoholism affects not just the alcoholic but the entire family. This chapter offers hope and counsel to family members when the alcoholic is beginning to recover through Alcoholics Anonymous.

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - Chapter 10 - To Employers

    Big Book ASL - Chapter 10 - To Employers

    Chapter 10 - To Employers, from the Fourth edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    Alcoholic employees can be disruptive to an organization. This chapter, directed to employers, outlines how problem drinkers in the workplace can be approached withA.A.’s message of hope and recovery.

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - Chapter 11 - A Vision For You

    Big Book ASL - Chapter 11 - A Vision For You

    Chapter 11 - A Vision For You, from the Fourth edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    This chapter recounts the birth of Alcoholics Anonymous: how the early members’ lives were transformed through the solution offered by A.A.’s program of recovery– a solution available to anyone who wants it.

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - Doctor Bob's Nightmare

    Big Book ASL - Doctor Bob's Nightmare

    Dr. Bob's Nightmare, from the Fourth edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    A.A. co-founder Dr. Bob chronicles his many years as an active alcoholic and how meeting Bill W. enabled him to stop drinking.

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - Appendix I – The A.A. Tradition

    Big Book ASL - Appendix I – The A.A. Tradition

    Appendix I - The A.A. Tradition, from the Fourth edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    The Twelve Traditions are a set of principles by which Alcoholics Anonymous functions most effectively.

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - Appendix II – Spiritual Experience

    Big Book ASL - Appendix II – Spiritual Experience

    Appendix II - Spiritual Experience, from the Fourth edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    Describes how a profound "personality change" lies at the heart of A.A.’s program of recovery.

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - Appendix III – The Medical View on A.A.

    Big Book ASL - Appendix III – The Medical View on A.A.

    Appendix III - The Medical View on A.A., from the Fourth edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    Five physicians endorse the therapeutic effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous.

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - Appendix IV – The Lasker Award

    Big Book ASL - Appendix IV – The Lasker Award

    Appendix IV - The Lasker Award from the Fourth edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    Notes the American Public Health Association’s 1951 presentation of an award to Alcoholics Anonymous in recognition of its “highly successful approach” to recovery from alcoholism.

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - Appendix V – The Religious View on A.A.

    Big Book ASL - Appendix V – The Religious View on A.A.

    Appendix V - The Religious View on A.A., from the Fourth edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    Three members of the clergy "giving their blessing" to Alcoholics Anonymous.

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
    Big Book ASL - Appendix VI – How to Get in Touch With A.A.

    Big Book ASL - Appendix VI – How to Get in Touch With A.A.

    Appendix VI - How to Get in Touch with A.A., from the Fourth edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    Practical tips on finding Alcoholics Anonymous both locally and nationally. Includes general information on Al-Anon Family Groups.

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org."
    Big Book ASL - Appendix VII – Twelve Concepts (Short Form)

    Big Book ASL - Appendix VII – Twelve Concepts (Short Form)

    Appendix VII - Twelve Concepts, from the Fourth edition of the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," the basic text of A.A. in American Sign Language (ASL).

    Written by Bill W., the Twelve Concepts for World Servicehelp to ensure thatA.A.’s service structure remains responsive and responsible to those it serves.

    For more information on A.A., visit www.aa.org.
  • Introducción

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    Página de título
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    Información de Copyright
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    Prefacio
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    Prólogo a la Primera Edición en Ingles
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    Prólogo a la Segunda Edición en Ingles
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    Prólogo a la Tercera Edition en Ingles
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    Prólogo a la Cuarta Edición en Ingles
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    La Opinion del Médico

    Capítulos

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    Capítulo 1 — La Historia del Bil
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    Capítulo 2 — Hay Una Solución
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    Capítulo 3 — Más Acerca del Alcoholismo
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    Capítulo 4 — Nosotros los Agnósticos
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    Capítulo 5 — Cómo Trabaja
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    Capítulo 6 — En Acción
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    Capítulo 7 — Trabajando con los Demás
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    Capítulo 8 — A Las Esposas
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    Capítulo 9 — La Familia Después
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    Capítulo 10 — A Los Patrones
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    Capítulo 11 — Una Visión Para Tí

    Historias personales - primera parte

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    Historias Personales
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    Pioneers of A.A.
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    La Pesadilla del Dr. Bob
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    El Alcohólico Anónimo Número Tres
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    Gratitude in Action
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    Las Mujeres Tambien Sufren
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    Our Southern Friend
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    The Vicious Cycle
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    Jim's Story
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    The Man Who Mastered Fear
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    He Sold Himself Short
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    The Keys of the Kingdom

    Historias personales - segunda parte

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    Part II — They Stopped In Time
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    (1) The Missing Link
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    (2) Fear of Fear
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    (3) The Housewife Who Drank at Home
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    (4) Physician, Heal Thyself
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    (5) My Chance to Live
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    (6) Student Of Life
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    (7) Crossing the River of Denial
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    (8) Because I'm an Alcoholic
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    (9) It Might Have Been Worse
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    (10) Tightrope
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    (11) Flooded With Feeling
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    (12) Winner Takes All
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    (13) Me an Alcoholic?
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    (14) The Perpetual Quest
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    (15) A Drunk, Like You
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    (16) Acceptance Was the Answer
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    (17) Window of Opportunity

    Historias personales - tercera parte

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    (1) My Bottle, My Resentments, and Me
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    (2) He Lived Only to Drink
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    (3) Safe Haven
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    (4) Listening to the Wind
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    (5) Twice Gifted
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    (6) Building a New Life
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    (7) On the Move
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    (8) A Vision of Recovery
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    (9) Gutter Bravado
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    (10) Empty on the Inside
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    (11) Grounded
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    (12) Another Chance
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    (13) A Late Start
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    (14) Freedom From Bondage
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    (15) A.A. Taught Him to Handle Sobriety

    Apendices

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    I - La Tradición de A.A.
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    II - La Experiencia Espiritual
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    III - El Punto de Vista Médico Sobre A.A.
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    IV - El Premio Lasker
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    V - La Perspectiva Religiosa Sobre A.A.
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    VI - Cómo Ponerse en Contacto con A.A.
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    Doce Conceptos para el Servicio Mundial - Los Doce Conceptos (Forma corta)
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    Literatura de A.A.

    Aviso sobre vínculos externos

    El sitio Web de A.A. World Services proporciona enlaces con los sitios web de otras organizaciones, algunas afiliadas con otras organizaciones. Vincular con cualquier otro sitio web, incluyendo sin quedar limitados a los sitios web afiliados con otras organizaciones dentro de la estructura de servicio de Alcohólicos Anónimos, no constituye recomendación, patrocinio o aprobación de dicho sitio web por parte de Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., ni de los productos, servicios, o contenido publicados, proporcionados, promocionados u ofrecidos por tales sitios web. Le rogamos que tenga presente que nosotros no somos responsables del contenido, las prácticas, las normas o métodos de otros sitios web, incluyendo, sin límite, la colección, diseminación, uso o protección de datos personales, su uso de tecnología de seguimiento ni su nivel de seguridad informática. Además, A.A.W.S. no puede autentificar la exactitud, relevancia, actualidad, legalidad o integridad de la información suministrada por ningún otro sitio web.