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AROUND AA DEPT.: Just because there's another department of that name in this magazine, there's no reason we can't lift it. After all, we steal...
About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment (by Bernard Gwertzman)
MOSCOW--The first volume of the Soviet Union's new encyclopedia, at first reading, appeared significantly freer of dogmatism and distortions than,...
Carrying the Message (by H. J.)
There have been two dreams in my life, and both have come true through AA. I had a short stay in Seattle twenty-two years before joining the program...
About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment (by Rea Murdock)
Baltimore Local 2610 of the United Steel-workers of America, representing more than 12,000 members in the steel-making division of the Bethlehem...
Slips (by G. C.)
I GOT DRUNK after fourteen years" sobriety because I stopped going to AA, stopped talking with AAs, and failed to practice the AA principles in my...
Carrying the Message (by R. L. H.)
I really enjoyed reading the mail you sent me in response to my letter which ran in August 1971. I feel I have been misunderstood by at least a...
To Creep Before I Walk (by Thelma S.)
WHO ME? Need AA? You've gotta be kidding! Not me. No way. No way! True, I had been asked by my family doctor if I was drinking excessively. Well, I...
Damn Those Second Thoughts (by D. H. R.)
EVER HEARD the question "What is there to do?" Ever asked it? It dominated two distinct phases of my life, not counting the little-boy-on-a-rainy-day...
Bury That Blow-by-blow (by Father Terry S.)
IS AN AA TALK beneficial either for the confused alcoholic searching for hope or for the recovered alcoholic enjoying his sobriety when the speaker...
Carrying the Message (by L. O. S.)
It is only in the last six years, with the help of the AA Fellowship, that I have had any success with maintaining my sobriety. Before that, I had...