Is AA Changing?

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A Toast to Our Future (by Jim N.)
Since getting sober eighteen years ago, I have seen many changes in AA, at least in Western Massachusetts. The growing number of Twelve Step programs...
Could I Get Sober In AA Today? (by W. M.)
One shaky, guilt-ridden morning after, I promised myself that if I were to get drunk just one more time I would "enter" Alcoholics Anonymous. It had...
Don't Edit Me Out! (by Pauline C.)
I have been a grateful, sober member of AA since May 31, 1970 and have been privileged to be part of this growing and changing Fellowship. In fact,...
Getting to Know You (by Lou S.)
"Not to embarrass you but so that we can get to know you and talk to you after the meeting, will those with less than thirty days of continuous...
Are We Too Successful? (by Marilyn J.)
In the June 1988 issue you solicited opinions on how AA is changing. My opinions have never been too popular at local meetings, so if you do not...
Wherever the Elevator Stops (by Judith L.)
Recently at a meeting I heard a lady tell some of my story. She did not drink as much as some of us because she went nuts on just a few and she also...
Accepting Our Differences (by Donna K.)
I had been sober on my own for almost two years when my shaking knees took me to the top of a flight of stairs where the club for AAs had rooms. I...
What's an Outside Issue? (by Anonymous)
Recently I've seen some real problems emerging in the areas that once were the basic strengths of AA. This thought was galvanized recently at one of...
The Kingdom Within (by John M.)
By the grace of God, I haven't found it necessary to take that first drink since Christmas morning 1983. For this I owe the program and the...
The Challenge of Sponsorship (by Jim N.)
Right from the start, AA spread simply by one drunk talking to another. Bill W. called on Doctor Bob in 1935 in Akron and AA was born. A physician,...