Depression

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How Do You Spell Relief? (by Bill R.)
I have been sober half my life. I came into AA shortly after my twenty-ninth birthday. I recently celebrated my fifty-eighth birthday. That's more...
Absolutely Richard (by Richard S.)
My story began on January 27, 1938, a cold snowy day in Syracuse, New York. My first remembrance of alcohol was my father coming home at eight every...
A 3-way Hug (by Owen C.)
Sometimes when I'm asked to speak at meetings I speak about "false acceptance," which I define as the conviction that I've come to terms with...
Next Time. . . (by Jim N.)
The word "insanity" gets bandied about quite a bit in AA. It's almost something we take pride in. We love to laugh at being a little strange--or even...
Continuance (by Ernest S.)
I don't have time for this right now, I thought. But I pushed myself away from my desk and said, "I can't offer any advice that you haven't heard...
A Breakthrough--A Miracle (by Kevin G.)
My name is Kevin and I'm an alcoholic. I'm not ashamed of being afflicted by this disease of alcoholism. It just happens that I am also a diabetic...
Beyond Sanity (by Doreen C.)
"There are those, too, who suffer from grave emotional and mental disorders, but many of them do recover if they have the capacity to be honest."...
A Polite People (by Jack J.)
At my very first AA meeting, I heard the Serenity Prayer for the first time. Of all the prayers I have heard, I thought, this one seemed as if it was...
The Family Business (by Randy K.)
My name is Randy and I'm an alcoholic. That never was a real revelation for me since my entire family was made up of alcoholics and martyrs. Drinking...
Your Move (by Anonymous)
  Responses from readers to the February and May 1999 issues on the topic of using the Lord's Prayer at AA meetings.