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Hour Serenity (by E. S.)
AA OFFERS many things to the alcoholic who seeks its aid. Our help is not confined to the Twelve Suggested Steps, but it includes meetings, closed (...
For Beginners
YOU will hear some of us in this fellowship occasionally refer to AA as a way of life. This is quite an appropriate phrase, in many respects, because...
Pointers for Beginners for Right Now (by Bob N.)
EVERY member of AA was once a beginner, and that's what we, who have been beginners ourselves, call any of you who are just coming around to find out...
What Is an Alcoholic, Anyway? (by Bob N.)
WHAT is an alcoholic, anyway? Well, it's not the fighting word I once thought it was.
The Serenity Prayer (by Bob N.)
This is the third article in a four-part series. THE BEST answer to that is what AA itself says it is. We call this our Preamble, and it is read at...
What Do I Do Next to Stay Sober? (by Bob N.)
ALL RIGHT; tonight I'm (hopefully) assuming there's one person in this room who for good reason has been exploring AA lately; someone who has been...
For Beginners--And for Myself (by A. M.)
IN OUR AREA and in my group, we have beginners meetings. When I was a beginner, these were smallish meetings, where things were said simply and where...
May Your Recovery Be Happy and Slow (by Bob S.)
When providing words of wisdom and guidance to those I sponsor, I sometimes hear a voice deep within me saying, "Who are you kidding?" And after many...
So, Who Needs the Slogans? (by Joanne N.)
Framed prints of the slogans were hanging on the walls at the rehab where I got sober. How I hated seeing those trite and simple phrases. With my...
AA Will Get You If You Don't Watch Out (by Bob B.)
Hi. I'm Bob and I'm alcoholic. Saying those words has saved my life. I was first introduced to Alcoholics Anonymous back when I was sixteen years old...