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Where Will Power Comes In (by Bill W.)
THERE has always been a lot of confusion about this matter of exerting the will. When the Twelve Steps say "We admitted we were powerless over...
Need Money? Try This (by T. D.)
YEARS ago I saw an adaptation of an ancient Hindu play called "The Little Clay Cart," which contained a line I have never forgotten: "The lack of...
Alcoholics Can't Forget (by Delos Smith--permission U.P. Intern)
ONE of the mental quirks which make some people victims of the disease, alcoholism, appears to be an inability to defend their own peace of mind with...
My Name Is..." Bob (by B. E.)
MY name is Bob and I am an alcoholic-- These are words that I had said many times since my introduction into AA in August of 1955 in a Chicago suburb...
Tenth Step Thoughts (by CHARLES D. ARING, M.D.)
Reprinted from The American Scholar, Volume 30, Number 1, Winter, 1960-61. Copyright 1960 by the United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, by permission of...
The Bill W.--Carl Jung Letters
HERE is a vital chapter of AA's early history never before published. Before Bill brought the message to Bob, even before Ebbie carried the message...
Keep Your Guard Up, Old-timer! (by Anon.)
AS I walked out of the hospital, I was plagued by emotions of bewilderment and depression. For the man I had admitted for hospitalization was not a...
The Big Blues (by J. W.)
A FUNNY thing happened on the way to the meeting. I was primed for what looked like an especially interesting time and had no cares in mind that...
Voice From Norway (by H. S.)
MY story has a great deal of Norway included in it. It's the land of my birth and I emigrated to the United States in my teens just out of grammar...
The Alcoholic Personality (by Howard T. Blane, Ph.D.)
EVERYONE knows about alcoholics; yet we who work in the field, who attempt to obtain precise knowledge of the alcoholic in the interests of treatment...