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All Twelve Steps (by Anonymous)
THE TWELVE STEPS--all twelve--have been my salvation for almost thirty-four years of continuous sobriety. I'm concerned when I hear members say they...
Negative Identification (by G. B.)
WHEN THE program leader asked whether anyone had a problem or topic that he wanted to discuss, a fellow whom I had not seen before at this meeting...
Elder Statesman Without a Country (by B. B.)
AFTER FOURTEEN and a half years of sobriety, I found myself in an all too familiar place: tired of living, bored with AA meetings, full of self-pity...
PO Box 1980 (by B. B.)
Since I came to AA and got sober, my gratitude has been overwhelming. In taking the Third Step, I reflect on an article in the November Grapevine, "...
Then and Now (by C. K.)
AT A MEETING last night, another light bulb went on, to illuminate yet another facet of myself as I recover in the AA program. Our group secretary...
Is There a Volunteer in the House? (by T. L.)
I'M SURE any alcoholic who has been in the AA program at least three months can recall this scene:
Turn It All Over (by J. W.)
I WAS WHAT is called a high-bottom drunk. When I got to the AA program, I had not been beaten down enough to have anything even remotely approaching...
The Practice of Sobriety (by R. T.)
THE BIGGEST problem I had with the program at first was: How? How do we turn our will and our lives over? How do we come to believe? How do I make an...
PO Box 1980 (by E. M.)
In the emotional-psychological field, there is no such thing as time. It's always now. (This is not true in the physical-material world.) Emotionally...
Opening Up to Step Three (by D. G.)
ONE OF THE benefits of regular attendance at Step meetings is that it allows us to take a look back at our history with a Step. My growth on each...