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AA Around the World THE FIFTH ANNUAL EUROPEAN ROUNDUP held in Wiesbaden, Germany over the Labor Day weekend, was attended by AAs and Al-Anon members from England, Holland, Denmark, Ireland, and Belgium, including Americans from AA groups in several European countries....
Letter to the Grapevine 6 November '50 Hello-- My AA group in Colorado Springs sent me the October issue. It is the first contact I have had with AA since I left stateside, and it came at an opportune moment. Times such as these--when we sleep in foxholes and go through... Kim J.
Po Box 1980 In the Dec. 2005 issue, the text at the bottom of p. 50 should have read "Fourth, a group can approach local medical and treatment resources and explain the difference between closed and open meetings, as well as pass out information on the group...
AA In A Nutshell Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship designed and administered by a bunch of ex-drunks whose only qualification for membership is that we finally realized that we couldn't hold our liquor and wanted to stop trying to impossibly learn how to hold it... Anonymous
Kid u not When I had eight years sober, I was attending meetings regularly, at least four to six per week. I was active in general service and our local Intergroup and I was sponsoring others. I loved AA history and was in awe of what the program had... Deb A. October 2
Atravesar la puerta Crecí en un hogar lleno de alcohol y drogas. Nos mudábamos cada mes porque no teníamos dinero para pagar el alquiler. Toda la plata se iba en alcohol. Nunca conocí a mi padre, y la verdad es que los diversos padrastros que tuve no eran muy... George N. May 5