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Looking the World In the Eye (by Alcoholics Anonymous, page 75)
When we decide who is to hear our story, we waste no time. We have a written inventory and we are prepared for a long talk. We explain to our partner...
Behind the Eight Ball (by Dr. Bob)
The fact that my sobriety has been maintained continuously for thirteen and a half years doesn't allow me to think that I am necessarily any further...
Wanting to Want To (by Warden Clinton Duffy)
Alcoholics Anonymous is one of the important treatment programs in modern institutions today. When, in 1941, San Quentin pioneered the first AA group...
Those Marvelous Twelve Steps (by Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick)
It was no theologian, spinning theories about God, who wrote AA's Twelve Steps. They were hammered out on the hard rock of experience by men in...
What If We Get Into Trouble? (by Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers)
Ernie G. of Toledo, commenting on what he saw to be an increase of anonymity within AA today as compared with the old days, said, "I made a lead over...
Safe Passage (by Bill W.)
Our fellowship has been permitted to achieve--though still in miniature--the "one world" dream of philosophers. Ours is a world in which we can hotly...
Insuring Our Survival (by Bill W.)
"Our first duty, as a Society, is to insure our own survival. Therefore we have to avoid distractions and multipurpose activity. An AA group, as such...
A Full and Thankful Heart (by As Bill Sees It)
One exercise that I practice is to try for a full inventory of my blessings and then for a right acceptance of the many gifts that are mine--both...
Quit Horsing Around (by Bill W.)
"You can't make a horse drink water if he still prefers beer or is too crazy to know what he does want. Set a pail of water beside him, tell him how...
Leadership in AA (by Bill W.)
"Every sponsor is a leader. The stakes are about as big as they could be. A human life and usually the happiness of a whole family hang in the...