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New York Inter-Group Meeting Directory Redesign Makes Finding Meetings Easier

Thanks for the heads-up from Ed W., founder of several NYC meetings including This Ungodly Hour among others. Ed tells us:

New York Inter-Group has improved it website meeting directory for the NYC Metro Area A.A. meetings:

Click here:
http://meetings.nyintergroup.org/

This is now easier to use on a mobile device, and provides a map option on the desktop version.

This should make it easier to find NYC meetings.

Just passing along… Enjoy!

Thanks, Ed!

This screen capture shows how easy it is to find NYC meetings near your current or planned location using the map feature.

This screen capture shows how easy it is to find NYC meetings near your current or planned location using the map feature.

New Approved AA Literature: Many Paths to Spirituality

The Alcoholics Anonymous General Service Organization has released a new pamphlet addressing the needs of alcoholics who may have trouble with the concept of a higher power, but want to be part of AA and who seek to benefit from the strengths of the program as they strive to achieve recovery.

Kudos to the GSO!

Download (PDF, 109KB)

Note: The embedded document is Copyright © 2014 Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. 475 Riverside Drive New York, NY 10115.

 

“Original” Big Book Manuscript Being Published by Hazelden

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

A woman identifying herself as "Carol W." holds the Big Book, the basic text for Alcoholics Anonymous, at a meeting in Seattle in this June 10, 2010, photo. (John Lok/The Seattle Times/AP Photo)

More than 70 years after the publication of the Alcoholics Anonymous “Big Book,” which provides the framework for the AA program including the twelve steps, Hazelden is publishing the original manuscript as written by co-founder Bill Wilson. This original manuscript contains far more and more overt references to Christian doctrine than the originally published version, which was intended to reach a more diverse religious audience. While some criticize the existing AA program as presented in the published literature as being far too Christian already, this new publication shows the original thinking behind the program.

ABC News report on the publication of the original manuscript

AA Original Manuscript Shows Debate over Religion from AddictionSurvivors.org