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First Things First and Keep an Open Mind (by Hugh)
Two years ago when I stopped drinking for eight months through the reading of the book Alcoholics Anonymous I did not attend a single A.A. meeting. I...
Who Says There Is No Such Thing! (by T.J.P)
WE hear much said by various speakers about "slips." Some people are of the opinion that there is no such thing as a slip; that taking another drink...
Editorial:
AS A.A. grows, taking in new subscribers to its Program every day, its reservoir of practical knowledge is made available to increasing thousands....
Mail Call for A.A.s at Home and Abroad (by A.P.)
I HAVE recently celebrated my third anniversary. There were a few times during my three years of sobriety when I wasn't sure I would stay with it....
What of the Last Half? (by R.G.M.)
FRANK stormed out of his client's office snarling, "That stupid, stubborn so-and-so. . ." and slammed the door viciously behind him. The jarring...
First Things First!
EASY DOES IT! AT FIRST I thought this meant just sit still and sobriety would be laid in my lap. But along about the 4th Step I began to realize that...
While I Am Very Young (by J.S.H.)
FOUR weeks ago tonight I came to my first AA meeting.
Encouragement for New Members' Wives in NAA (by Mrs. C. J.)
I AM the wife of an ex-drunk and I mean ex, thank goodness, for he has a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for past four years. Before this I had many...
The Elements of AA Sobriety--The Three H's (by Anonymous)
SERENITY, Courage and Wisdom might be termed the Three Fruits of AA Sobriety. They are the result, ordinarily, of sustained effort and progress in...
A Sponsor Puts It in Writing (by V.D.S.)
DELEGATING myself as your sponsor, I want to give you briefly a little advice, that is based upon about five years' experience in AA and total...