Step Ten

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PO Box 1980 (by Anonymous)
"And when we were wrong, promptly admitted it." Like everyone else in the program, I'd heard these words many times. But I'd always seen Step Ten as...
PO Box 1980 (by Bruce T.)
When I was drinking, I thought I was the most patient and tolerant person in the world. And I was--as long as things went my way. Today, after nearly...
Distilled Spirits (by W.R.S.)
At my job recently, I was practicing Step Ten with a supervisor when his brash behavior suddenly turned calm and I was asked to correct something...
The Mutual Admiration Society (by Don M.)
If you listen closely when they share, what you hear is that everything is just wonderful. You are wonderful. I am wonderful. The program is...
Your Move (by Anonymous)
  Responses from readers to the question of being a "recovered" alcoholic versus a "recovering" one
Sober Safari (by Albert L.)
Somewhere in Kenya: The Masai warrior in his red sash invited us into his home, a manyatta made of twigs and dried cow dung. We held bands to enter...
On the Beach In Brazil (by Carl B.)
"Hi! My name is Carl, and I'm an alcoholic." These words were echoing only in my mind, for I was alone in the small Brazilian coastal town of Macaeí...
Keeping the Building Site Clear
Step Ten was one of those maxims that always seemed to make perfect sense to me. At first glance, it suggested that if one continually took stock of...
My Spiritual Toolkit (by Frank C.)
I am an eighty-seven-year-old alcoholic. I am thirty-three years young in my rebirth by the grace of a God of my understanding and the miracle of...
Po Box 1980 (by Suze)
I have recently been the subject of "well-meaning gossip" between two friends in AA. When the secret finally came out in the wash, one member...