To see the entire 10 hour video series go here: http://www.rellennium.com/
This is the fifth video for the chapter “The Doctor’s Opinion” in the AA Big Book
This video series will help you to understand the 12 step program and help you to discover how to stop drinking or how to help an alcoholic love one, just subscribe to our channel:
This video is part of the AA Big Book Basic Training; a 10 hour video series that carefully walks the viewer through the first 172 pages of the AA Big Book “Alcoholics Anonymous”. Colorful video illustrations help breakdown and clarify hundreds of the AA Big Book’s sequential concepts and principals.
The user can access any Step (or any topic within a Step) from the AA Big Book within seconds. No having to guess page numbers. Simply tap the icon for a step, choose the starting point within the chapter, and tap the icon and the video starts playing (in sequence): reading, underlining and explaining from that chosen point in the AA Big Book.
If you prefer to read rather than watch the video, here is the transcript:
Why is the “Doctors Opinion” the book’s first chapter?
After completing the editing process with the first 11 chapters they added 42 personal stories to the last half of the book – then they presented their new book to Dr. Silkworth.
Dr. Silkworth read the book; when he was done – he wrote his 2 letters that were included in the “The Doctors Opinion”.
They started the book with the Doctors Opinion because they came to know that when proposing to an alcoholic a spiritual solution for their alcoholism it is best to start their pitch by having a medical doctor (preferably an MD specializing in Alcoholism) break down and explain the hopelessness of their condition and their physical and mental dilemma just like Doctor Silkworth did with Bill in Towns Hospital in 1934.
People typically are not open to applying spiritual solutions to their problems unless the problem is life-threatening, incurable, and there is no other solution to their problem. Having a doctor explain the problem to the patient tends to have a much greater impact than having a person who is not a doctor explain the problem.
You will notice in the doctors opinion there are two letters written by the doctor; the first letter endorses AA, and the 2nd letter offers the actual details pertaining to the doctor’s medical opinion on alcoholism.