We Recovered Too: The Family Groups' Beginnings in the Pioneers' Own Words

Overview

To celebrate Al-Anon's sixtieth anniversary, Hazelden proudly presents this engaging multimedia retrospective of the Fellowship that has brought the miracle of recovery to countless family members and loved ones of alcoholics and addicts.

With Its Roots in the early days of Alcoholics Anonymous, when wives joined their husbands at the AA meetings and found refuge and understanding in one another, Al-Anon Family Groups has grown into a robust ...

See more details below
$16.15
BN.com price
(Save 10%)$17.95 List Price
Other sellers (Other Format)
  • All (3) from $6.84   
  • New (2) from $12.23   
  • Used (1) from $6.84   
We Recovered Too: The Family Groups' Beginnings in the Pioneers' Own Words

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$8.49
BN.com price
(Save 15%)$9.99 List Price

Overview

To celebrate Al-Anon's sixtieth anniversary, Hazelden proudly presents this engaging multimedia retrospective of the Fellowship that has brought the miracle of recovery to countless family members and loved ones of alcoholics and addicts.

With Its Roots in the early days of Alcoholics Anonymous, when wives joined their husbands at the AA meetings and found refuge and understanding in one another, Al-Anon Family Groups has grown into a robust worldwide fellowship of men and women healing from the impact of addiction.

Through colorful firsthand accounts told through rare recordings of interviews and speeches, diary entries, and other documents dating from the 1940s, recovery historian and beloved author Michael Fitzpatrick presents the inspiring story of Al-Anon. Discover how cofounders Anne B. and Lois W. guided the growth of these groundbreaking groups, later known as Clearing House and, ultimately, Al-Anon. Take an intimate peek into these visionaries' lives through never-before-published letters provided by Stepping Stones, the historical home of Bill W. and Lois W. Listen to recordings collected by Al-Anon pioneer Arbutus O. See how the program used by the early "Wives Groups" has evolved over time. Not only will you become a witness to Al-Anon history, you will find inspiration and insight ' into the core principles and practices that have made this a lifesaving program for thousands worldwide.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616491659
  • Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,460,739
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Guide to the Audio CD xix

1 855 Ardmore Avenue: The Story of Anne S. 1

2 The Traveler: Myrtle L. 21

3 Sound Homes: The First International Convention of AA 35

4 Experience, Strength, and Hope 55

5 Laying the Foundation for Al-Anon 73

6 "I Knew It Was Time to Tell My Story:" Margaret D. 85

7 Articles from the AA Grapevine 105

8 Messages from AA's Cofounder to the Family Groups 121

9 "We Need This for Ourselves": The Lois W. Story 139

10 The Story of Anne B.: Cofounder of Al-Anon 159

11 "I Needed a Meeting Long Before I Picked Up My First Drunk" 167

12 "Restore Us to Sanity? I Needed to Be Introduced to Sanity" 183

Epilogue: Celebrating Sixty Years of Al-Anon Family Groups 199

Appendices 203

A "Anne S." by Bill W., AA Grapevine, July 1949 203

B AI-Anon's Twelve Steps 205

C AI-Anon's Twelve Traditions 207

D Al-Anon's Twelve Concepts of Service 209

Notes 211

Permissions 217

About the Author 219

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)