AA Comes of Age – pg 142 & 143. They published to book to carry this message to distant places and to prevent the garble and distortion of the AA message
Why? Because the Big Book has become the basic text & has helped such large numbers of alcoholic men and women to recovery.
FIRST PARAGRAPH TO THE FORWARD TO THE FIRST EDITION OF THE BIG BOOK – We, of Alcoholics Anonymous, are many thousands of men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. To show other alcoholics PRECISELY HOW WE HAVE RECOVERED is the main purpose of this book. For them, we hope these pages will prove so convincing that no further authentication will be necessary. We think this account of our experiences will help everyone to better understand the alcoholic. Many do not comprehend that the alcoholic is a very sick person. And besides, we are sure that our way of living has its advantages for all.
Stay Sober & Help Others Achieve Sobriety
Studying the basic text of Alcoholics Anonymous in a way that you may have never experienced before. Learn about the disease of alcoholism and how to recover. See the practical way of working the steps as laid out precisely in the Big Book.
Whether you’re new to A.A., Al‐Anon or any other Fellowship, or have been around for years, this workshop may help you better understand the disease of alcoholism/addiction and how we get well.