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Fourth Step?
A LITTLE colored boy walked into a drug store down South and asked the "Doc" if he could use the 'phone. He called his number and his end of the...
Indecision
TOM is a good AA and, of course, a first class alcoholic. Tom is also a topflight executive, a thoroughly experienced and capable business man. One...
I Discovered "Irkitis (by D.E.)
A FRIEND who ought to know told me sometime ago that alcoholism in a nutshell is simply "acute irkitis." He wouldn't explain himself. . .but told me...
Southern AA (by M.D.A.)
Step Four is the hardest for many of us to take after we come to the realization that we are alcoholics. After years of dishonesty with ourselves it...
Far Western AA (by Junior)
Since I have been restored to a normal, happy life, it has been my privilege to do some 12th Step work. I find that the average alcoholic has strayed...
Let Us Keep Our Humility (by A.J.M.)
AT THE close of each AA meeting these words are uttered by all who care to join in the Lord's Prayer. In just eleven words we acknowledge the...
It Shouldn't Happen to You Number 2
He believes that because he is staying sober he needs to do nothing about his character defects. . .other than keep his halo and new wings in place...
A Non-AA on Prayer (by Mrs. L. Z.)
WORDS have always formed pictures in my mind and the words "Alcoholics Anonymous" bring to me the picture of a twofold key--one part unlocks the...
Sobriety or Truce (by P. P.)
WHEN you come Into AA, you are seeking something. What that something is, some of us are not too sure about. Is it sobriety or just a temporary truce...
That Fourth Step (by L.A.S.)
How many of us realize the importance of that Fourth Step and have made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves? A brief thought, yet...