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Young People and AA
ONE OF THE most heartwarming happenings of our time is the ever-increasing number of young people joining the ranks of AA. Somehow the message has...
Thank You, Casper (by Anonymous)
I WAS THE little kid hiding in the clothes closet, crying "I hate you, God!" because Dad was drunk again and fighting with Mom. In that closet, I...
Growing Pains (by P. A. K.)
MY FIRST encounter with my addictive personality came on my fifteenth birthday. I was in the hospital; the diagnosis was "nervous condition"; the...
Young People's Groups (by J. G.)
MY FIRST contact with AA was in Buffalo, N.Y., over eleven years ago, at the age of twenty-three. The number of young people in AA was small, and I...
Youth Reaches Out to Youth (by J. C.)
LESS THAN a year ago, Bunky was a patient in the alcoholic ward of a state hospital. During the past nine months, he has influenced the lives of more...
The Cool Dozen
COPPED OUT that we were the least with the Lush--and, like, everything we were puttin' down was nowhere. CAME ON that the Big Daddy-O could free us...
The First Step: Phase Two (by A. H.)
TONIGHT I attended a discussion meeting on Step Three. It had such an impact on me that I am still shaken as I write this. As a guide toward long-...
Preamble to Recovery (by W. C.)
WE PUT the AA Preamble in the Labor News, a once-a-week paper. Last week, a man who left AA twenty years ago happened to read it. Even though he was...
It Was Hard to Believe (by P. B.)
I CAME TO Alcoholics Anonymous when I was twenty-eight years old. It was not my worst drunk that sent me, nor was it the one that caused me the most...
When I Was Sixteen, I Was Ready (by J. I.)
I CAME INTO the program of AA when I was sixteen years old, and believe me, I was ready. My drinking had started some ten years before, at the age of...