Alcoholic Literature

Below are some of the books and pamphlets this group commonly uses. All literature published by AA can be found at their online bookstore. AA Grapevine is another GSO-approved publication. Scroll to the bottom for newcomer-specific suggestions.

All AA Pamphlets

AA Online Bookstore

AA Grapevine

Newcomer Literature Suggestions

Newcomer suggestions are based on common newcomer questions, which can be found here.

Big Book

There are 42 personal stories at the end of the main book of Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book). Feel free to skip the beginning and go right to the stories in the back.

Who, Me?

This pamphlet has a good description of alcoholism and AA, and a short questionnaire. You can answer the questions and diagnose yourself.

A Newcomer Asks has answers to common questions of people approaching AA for the first time.

The "God" Word has many stories of people who stayed sober without a traditional religious belief.

This pamphlet describes sponsors.

Living Sober

Living Sober

This book has lots of tips for combating drinking urges.