Road Of Happy Destiny

Meeting Setup

Meeting Format

Anonymity Card

AA Preamble

How It Works

Twelve Traditions (short form)

Road of Happy Destiny (page 164)

Meeting Topics

12 Questions - interview

Big Book Study Topics

Helpful Tools

clock - click again to bring open clock to front

online big book and 12x12 word search

online dictionary 1828

another online dictionary

count days between dates

Big Book Preface & Forewords (4th Edition)

Preface (xi)

Foreword To First Edition (1939) (xiii)

Foreword To Second Edition (1955) (xv)

Foreword To Third Edition (1976) (xxii)

Foreword To Fourth Edition (2001) (xxiii)

Big Book Basic Text (4th Edition)

Table of Contents (v)

The Doctor's Opinion (xxv)

Chapter 1 Bill's Story (1)

Chapter 2 There Is A Solution (17)

Chapter 3 More About Alcoholism (30)

Chapter 4 We Agnostics (44)

Chapter 5 How It Works (58)

Chapter 6 Into Action (72)

Chapter 7 Working With Others (89)

Chapter 8 To Wives (104)

Chapter 9 The Family Afterward (122)

Chapter 10 To Employers (136)

Chapter 11 A Vision For You (151)

Appendix I The AA Tradition (561)

Appendix II Spiritual Experience (567)

Appendix III The Medical View On AA (569)

Big Book Personal Stories (4th Edition)

Part I Pioneers of AA (170)

Part II They Stopped in Time (280)

Part III They Lost Nearly All (435)

12x12 Twelve Steps

Step One (21)

Step Two (25)

Step Three (34)

Step Four (42)

Step Five (55)

Step Six (63)

Step Seven (70)

Step Eight (77)

Step Nine (83)

Step Ten (88)

Step Eleven (96)

Step Twelve (106)

12x12 Twelve Traditions

Tradition One (129)

Tradition Two (132)

Tradition Three (139)

Tradition Four (146)

Tradition Five (150)

Tradition Six (155)

Tradition Seven (160)

Tradition Eight (166)

Tradition Nine (172)

Tradition Ten (176)

Tradition Eleven (180)

Tradition Twelve (184)

Other AA Literature

A Member's-Eye View of AA

Anonymity in the Digital Age

Daily Reflection (current date)

9th Step Promises (Big Book page 83)

Living Sober

Safety and AA Flyer

Safety Card for AA Groups

The AA Group

AA Service

A Brief Guide to AA

AA Fact Sheet

AA Service Manual

I Am Responsible


Twelve Traditions (long form)

Twelve Concepts (short form)

AA United States

Area 01: Alabama & Northwestern Florida

Area 02: Alaska

Area 03: Arizona

Area 04: Arkansas

Area 05: Southern California

Area 06: Northern Coastal California

Area 07: Northern Interior California

Area 08: San Diego & Imperial California

Area 09: Mid-Southern California

Area 10: Colorado

Area 11: Connecticut

Area 12: Delaware

Area 13: District of Columbia

Area 14: North Florida

Area 15: South Florida

Area 16: Georgia

Area 17: Hawaii

Area 18: Idaho

Area 19: Chicago Illinois

Area 20: Northern Illinois

Area 21: Southern Illinois

Area 22: Northern Indiana

Area 23: Southern Indiana

Area 24: Iowa

Area 25: Kansas

Area 26: Kentucky

Area 27: Louisiana

Area 28: Maine

Area 29: Maryland

Area 30: Eastern Massachusetts

Area 31: Western Massachusetts

Area 32: Central Michigan

Area 33: Southeast Michigan

Area 34: Western Michigan

Area 35: Northern Minnesota

Area 36: Southern Minnesota

Area 37: Mississippi

Area 38: Eastern Missouri

Area 39: Western Missouri

Area 40: Montana

Area 41: Nebraska

Area 42: Nevada

Area 43: New Hampshire

Area 44: Northern New Jersey

Area 45: Southern New Jersey

Area 46: New Mexico

Area 47: Central New York

Area 48: Hudson & Mohawk & Berkshire New York

Area 49: Southeastern New York

Area 50: Western New York

Area 51: North Carolina

Area 52: North Dakota

Area 53: Central Southeast Ohio

Area 54: Northeast Ohio

Area 55: Northwestern Ohio & Southeastern Michigan

Area 56: Southwest Ohio

Area 57: Oklahoma

Area 58: Oregon

Area 59: Eastern Pennsylvania

Area 60: Western Pennsylvania

Area 61: Rhode Island

Area 62: South Carolina

Area 63: South Dakota

Area 64: Tennessee

Area 65: Northeast Texas

Area 66: Northwest Texas

Area 67: Southeast Texas

Area 68: Southwest Texas

Area 69: Utah

Area 70: Vermont

Area 71: Virginia

Area 72: Western Washington

Area 73: West Virginia

Area 74: Northern Wisconsin & Upper Peninsula Michigan

Area 75: Southern Wisconsin

Area 76: Wyoming

Area 77: Puerto Rico

Area 92: Washington State East

Area 93: Central California

AA Canada

Area 78: Alberta & Northwest Territories

Area 79: British Columbia & Yukon

Area 80: Manitoba

Area 81: New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island

Area 82: Nova Scotia & Newfoundland & Labrador

Area 83: Eastern Ontario

Area 84: Northeast Ontario

Area 85: Northwest Ontario

Area 86: Western Ontario

Area 87: Southwest Quebec

Area 88: Southeast Quebec

Area 89: Northeast Quebec

Area 90: Northwest Quebec

Area 91: Saskatchewan

Available as eBooks

Many of the popular hard copy books published by A.A. World Services are now available as eBooks in the Kindle, Nook, or Apple format.

AAWS eBook publishing program


Often referred to as our "meeting in print," the AA Grapevine communicates the experience, strength, and hope of its contributors and reflects a broad geographic spectrum of current AA experience with recovery, unity, and service.

Grapevine & La Viña

Emotional Sobriety - Bill W - January 1958

Interview - Paul O - July 1995

Learning To Fly - Sybil C - February 1992

Legacy of Recovery - Bill W - March 1971

Other Sources

Many meetings use literature from other sources. Here are links to some of these.

24 Hours A Day - Hazelden

Drop The Rock - Hazelden

Each Day A New Beginning - Hazelden

Touchstones - Hazelden

Individual Research

A collection of articles about early AA and early AA members.

AA History -

Doc John - Coincidences

Dr Bob - Dr Bobs Farewell Talk

Ebby T - The Man Who Carried The Message To Bill W

Sybil C - First Woman in AA West of the Mississippi

Interesting Finds

We have found recovery stuff from all over. Here are links to some of these.

Chuck C Tapes - A New Pair of Glasses - Recovery Audio

Joe & Charlie Tapes - Big Book Interpretation - Recovery Audio

Recovery Games - Word Mint

The Power of Creation - James Webb Telescope

Related Research

Over the years much has been done that may clarify some of the understandings of 1939.

Animal Economics - Oxford University Press

Contempt prior to investigation quote - Wikipedia

Emmanuel Movement - Religion Plus Psychotherapy

Forgiveness Math - Discover Magazine

Moral Psychology - Stanford

Moral Psychology - Wikipedia

Saint Francis Prayer - Wikipedia

Serenity Prayer - Wikipedia

Seven Deadly Sins - Britannica

The Four Absolutes - Oxford Group Philosophy

Triangle Shirt Waist Factory Logo

Washingtonian Movement - Organization And Procedure

Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (A.A.W.S.) holds literature copyrights in trust for the worldwide A.A. Fellowship. A.A. entities are permitted to provide web links to A.A. Conference-approved literature on as published in the Terms of Use Section E FAQ 3.