Emotional Sobriety

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Not on fire (by REGAN G.)
A FEW days after I came into AA I was at a meeting and the topic was gratitude. With just a couple of days sobriety I was still full of anger,...
Russian roulette (by CLARK W.)
"My name is_____ and I am an alcoholic" This introduction is used throughout the world in various AA meetings every day, but what does it mean? The...
It's not the shoelace (by JIM H.)
Recently, my home group conducted a workshop exploring emotional sobriety. We broke it up into different aspects such as "What is emotional sobriety...
Meetings in the bank (by BILL S.)
In July 2008, I went into the hospital for hip replacement surgery. At the time, I had been sober over 12 years, so I knew to do all the things I was...
Binge thinker (by KEN T.)
Before I was powerless over alcohol and my life had become unmanageable, I was powerless over unhappiness and my life had become unmanageable. I...
Recovery is a Wonderland (by EVE MARIE)
One Sunday in 1983, a major turning point occurred in my life when I walked into a convenience store. They were selling a certain brand of beer I...
Communication breakdown (by MARY ANN G.)
COMMUNICATION is the key to all Twelfth Step work. When newcomers appear at meetings they come because they are lost, broken and seeking a way out of...
28 years (by JIM N.)
FORTY-FOUR years old and sober for 28 years. So I would not become too egotistical about this accomplishment, God revealed another person about the...
I need answers! (by LISA E.)
Receiving the Big Book at a twelve-step treatment center was supposed to be a moment to remember. It was June 2008, and all the girls who were '...
Drama Queen (by MARY P.)
I AM one of those people who have lived under the assumption that only "big" and unusual events define one's life. One might say that I have a flair...