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Alcoholics Anonymous History
A New Way Out
New Path—Familiar Road Signs—Our Creator’s Guidance

By Dick B.

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A New Way Out
New Path—Familiar Road Signs—Our Creator’s Guidance

There’s a new way out of addictions, alcoholism, and other life- controlling problems. Disappointed and discouraged, many today would abandon A.A., 12-Step programs, treatment, and therapy because of low success rates. But there is a far better way—look to the history, principles, and practices of early A.A. with its documented 75% to 93% success rate among medically-incurable alcoholics who really tried. That’s when A.A. did work. Also, look to the history, principles, and practices of the worldwide societies which spawned A.A. ideas and were highly effective—the Salvation Army, the Rescue and Gospel Missions, United Christian Endeavor Society, Young Men’s Christian Association. You will see a common thread. You’ll see it in early A.A. too. And this book will tell you about it. Then, look to the history, principles, and practices of churches, clergy, para-church, Christ-centered, and Christian recovery programs. Look to the histories of healing by religious means. Such healing dates from the Old Testament and follows through to today. When people relied upon the Creator, accepted Christ, called upon God in Jesus’ name for cure, and believed, they received. History is our product. Accurate information our specialty. Usefulness our standard. A New Way Out leads to the power of God, the name of Jesus Christ, the love of God and neighbor, and serving others. It applauds the good things in A.A. and 12-Step programs. It respects the good things in religion. It grounds you in the historical elements of recovery by the power of God, and then points you to support groups and church—armed as you will be with those elements of each that worked in the earliest days, and those that don’t work today. Include a history element in your own program. This book will give you the history. You can experience the results—the same results found in early A.A. and the other great organizations upon whose ideas it drew.

Contents of A New Way Out

Chap. 1:           Directions for “The New Way Out”

Chap. 2:           Additional History on Programs That Have Gone Before

Chap. 3:           The Two, Diverse Recovery Program Origins; and the Three Emerging, Varied Approaches in Akron, Cleveland, and New York

Chap. 4:           Parallels from the Groups Contributing to Akron’s Pioneer Program

Chap. 5:           Jerry Dunn’s Relevant Viewpoints [He wrote God is for the Alcoholic]

Chap. 6:           Picking Your Way along Today

Chap. 7:           Hindrances Today Blocking the Path of Return to Original Spiritual Roots and Power

Chap. 8:           The Importance of Choice

Chap. 9:           The Choice of “A New Way Out”


Paradise Research Publications, Inc.; 94 pp.; 6 x 9; perfect bound; 2006; $19.95; ISBN 1-885803-89-3


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