Step Five

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Allowing the Process to Work (by Mary S.)
When I first came into the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, I couldn't identify with much of what I heard at meetings. Everyone was very loving and...
PO Box 1980 (by Jack F.)
Following about four years of enjoyable AA involvement, I unaccountably began to grow restless and uneasy and had angry outbursts over trifling...
PO Box 1980 (by Dan B.)
Recently I and a group of my closest friends decided to form a Big Book study meeting. We wanted to gain a better working knowledge of the Steps and...
Ham on Wry (by Shirlene H.)
NERVOUS ABOUT HEARING HIS FIRST FIFTH STEP, a young priest asked an older priest to sit in on the session. After the AA member had described a few of...
Tell It to the Marines (by Jay P.)
I grew up in a patriotic home. My father was a Vietnam veteran, a Navy corpsman. He also served as an officer in the Naval Reserves. I remember as a...
Po Box 1980 (by Anonymous)
When I got to AA, I thought I was pretty smart, but I knew very little about feelings and attitudes. I used to confuse the two. I once told someone...
Listening and Learning (by Nicholas Y.)
When I was counting days, I heard a lot of slogans, phrases, and suggestions that didn't make sense to me but are now indispensable bits of wisdom...
Humor The Sixth Sense (by Ed C.)
Way back in the late 1950s when I was a young lad, one of my favorite TV shows was The Three Stooges: Larry, Curly, and Moe. Moe was the serious one...
EDITOR'S NOTE (by THE EDITOR)
This issue offers sharing on a range of topics, from the unexpected benefit of doing a Fifth Step to the powerful feeling of belonging gained from...
Why are we shouting? (by BOB H.)
My name is Bob H. and I am an alcoholic. Please don't chant, yell, shout or say, "Hi, Bob!" This statement is the first part of Steps One and part of...