Is AA Changing?

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War of the Worlds (by Sally de P.)
You know, the first time I went to an AA meeting and found a junkie there, I was astounded. And if that weren't enough, this dope fiend was talking...
Guys Like Louie and Me (by Dolph L.)
I remember standing next to Louie (not his real name) as we closed the Thursday night men's meeting with the Lord's Prayer. His entire body was...
Recovery Feels Better Than 'Feeling Good' (by Gary R.)
A friend of mine and I started a gay group in our town about four years ago. Philosophically I am opposed to special interest groups of any kind, as...
Let Me Think for Myself! (by Harold B.)
I am mad! Isn't that a helluva way to start, particularly when I want to say something and have somebody listen? All my life I have heard, "If you...
What's in a Name? (by Rosemary P.)
My name is Rosemary and I am an alcoholic. Now, that's a very simple introduction, isn't it? It tells you who and what I am, instantly, without any...
Honesty Is the Key (by Ted C.)
I just finished reading another of those "Stay out of AA if you're an addict!" letters in the Grapevine, and felt compelled to share my alcohol-...
Monkey See, Monkey Do (by Ellen B.)
Your very dear friend, who happens to be a Buddhist (or a Muslim or a Jew) finally has agreed to attend an AA meeting with you. Nobody but a...
Surrender--Not Self-improvement (by M. W.)
Being a frightened perfectionist, my reaction to change is to "view with alarm for the good of the organization," as Bill W. says. In this article,...
A Nice Idea, But Not a Good One (by Jack H.)
Like many others nowadays, I came to AA by way of a treatment center. Besides introducing me to this lifesaving Fellowship, the center gave me many...
The Least Among Us (by Jim N.)
I am not too concerned about the changes that AA is going through right now. That's because, while we engage in no public controversy, among...