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Date:3/21/2013

mplishes its mission of support and recovery: "The Big Book list hosts an online study each year. Beginning in January, our leaders guide members through a study of the first 150 pages of The Big Book. Many think of The Big Book as an instruction manual for addicts and the fact is that addiction has no boundaries. Food just happens to be our drug of choice."

She added that each day, there is a different BB Leader, who sends a specific "share" and assignment to the group and, in turn, the group responds to the leader's assignment. The share is always an excerpt from The Big Book and focuses on the 12 steps of recovery from addiction. The daily assignments follow the leaders' original shares and Big Book quotation, providing in-depth work to support each member through the recovery process.

"Our LISTSERV list has archives going back to 1999, and each leader's share, as well as the responses to the daily assignments are there where they can be read for years to come," Linda S. added.

L-Soft's annual LISTSERV Choice Awards - The Mailys - is a unique, worldwide competition that recognizes outstanding email lists of all types that run on the company's LISTSERV or LISTSERV Maestro software. Public voting determines five finalists, from which an L-Soft jury and Eric Thomas select the grand prize winner. The other four finalists in LISTSERV Choice Awards 2012 were:

  • Gunroom: An email group that discusses Patrick O'Brian's literary works
  • Recovery Meditations: A 12-step TRG list where members share daily on the book, Recovery Meditations - One Day at a Time.
  • World Wide Words: Michael Quinion's thoughts about the English language
  • Working the Steps: The WTS Step Study, one of the oldest TRG lists, has four 12-step workshops each year. Each study is 12 weeks long.

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