Literature plays an essential role in the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) program. Various texts, ranging from the foundational Big Book to pamphlets and daily reflections, offer guidance, education, and inspiration to those in recovery. This page aims to provide an overview of the primary and supplementary literature relevant to AA.
Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism
The seminal text of AA, outlining the principles and foundations of the program.
A collection of writings by Bill W., one of the co-founders of AA.
A biography detailing the life and contributions of Dr. Bob, another co-founder of AA.
Other Recommended Readings
- Daily Reflections - A book of daily inspirational messages aimed at those in recovery.
- Came to Believe - A collection of stories by AA members on the theme of spiritual awakening.
- Living Sober - A book offering practical advice for maintaining sobriety.
Literature for Friends and Family
- Al-Anon/Alateen literature - Texts designed for the friends and family of alcoholics, offering support and guidance.
- [AA Literature on the Official AA website](https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-local-aa)