Beginners Meeting

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Bulletproof (by Tally S.)
It was going to be my very first adventure outside the safety of AA and my home group. I figured I was ready. After all, I was four months' sober and...
A Fresh Big Book, a Pen, and Some Paper (by Dave C.)
That morning, after another night of hopeless efforts to reach obliteration, I stood at my front door, crying, thinking about how to end all the pain...
Movin' on Up (by Louisiana D.)
It doesn't matter if we are sober thirty days or thirty years: moving isn't an easy thing for us to do. We all have problems when we pull up stakes...
Five Little Suggestions (by Craig M.)
I had hit my bottom. My world was coming apart at the seams and I didn't know where to run or what to do. I had become exactly what I'd always hated...
Left Out Again (by Bill O.)
I was jealous. I had been sober for about a month and was attending meetings regularly, but nobody seemed to like me. Everyone was polite enough....
The Bridge to Peace and Serenity (by Wes C.)
After being in and out of the rooms of recovery for the last fourteen years, today I am into my eleventh month without a drink. This is the longest...
The Secret (by Scott J.)
I hung around the AA program for eight years before I finally surrendered to a Higher Power and AA. Each time I walked through the doors (usually...
Carry the Message? Me? (by Andy B.)
I still was shaking from having spoken at the meeting so I was sure I misunderstood the phone call I received when I got home. It sounded as though...
Desperately Seeking Solutions (by Alison E.)
When I was "out there," I always was looking for The Answer: the substance, the person, the place, the piece of information that would fix me, the...
The Power of Examples (by Clair E.)
Alcoholics Anonymous found me in the rooms of a treatment center in 1997 when a nearby group brought us a meeting. When I first saw the leader, I...