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Doctor Calls "Slip" More Normal Than Alcoholic (by William D. Silkworth, M.D.)
THE mystery of slips is not so deep as may appear. While it does seem odd that an alcoholic who has restored himself to a dignified place among his...
Charming Is the Word for Alcoholics (by Fulton Oursler)
Down at the very bottom of the social scale of AA society are the pariahs, the untouchables and the outcasts, all under-privileged and all known by...
The Serenity Prayer
AT long last the mystery of the Serenity Prayer has been solved! We have learned who wrote it, when it was written and how it came to the attention...
Editorial: "He Builded Better Than He Knew
THE scene was outside a funeral home. The policeman stationed there had seen many funerals. Big shots and little shots had gone to their rest from...
Alibi Album No.2
I'm too busy for 12th Step work.
While I Am Very Young (by J.S.H.)
FOUR weeks ago tonight I came to my first AA meeting.
Clues to Sobriety
Manifestations of pleasurable dryness may best be measured in the early morning hours, by a set of standard indications which, by and large, are...
Were AAs Pulling My Leg? (by Jack Alexander)
Ordinarily, diabetes isn't rated as one of the hazards of reporting, but the Alcoholics Anonymous article in the Saturday Evening Post came close to...
God Is Not Yourself (by Paul de Kruif)
AA's to me aren't ordinary human beings because they've all been so near dead it seems spooky they're still alive and healthy. To me they're weird...
The World's First Clubhouse for Drunks!
On June 18, 1940, the cryptic letters 'AA' went up on a battered green doorway in the undistinguished neighborhood of New York's once elegant Chelsea...