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Young People in Action (by Anonymous)
I'M PLEASED to report that my home group died this year! Four years ago in my town, young alcoholics and those who also had drug problems found that...
Basics (by K. O.)
PROBABLY, most adults can relate to my experience of reaching this conclusion: "Maybe those old-fashioned, simplistic adages my parents drilled into...
Carry This Message (by W. H.)
SOMETHING I wanted above everything else when I first came to Alcoholics Anonymous was money. A small loan would have done, say a few thousand (a...
Coffee and Conversation (by A. D.)
WILL YOU be my sponsor?--five words that could have a large impact on your sobriety. I had a sponsor in my early sobriety. For various reasons, we...
Living the Traditions (by D. K.)
IN OUR BOOK AA Comes of Age, Bill W. says: "Our Traditions are a guide to better ways of working and living, and they are also an antidote for our...
High-wire Faith (by J. W.)
A SALTY MEMBER of my home group once quipped, "If you were at the circus, watching a performer on a high wire push a wheelbarrow across, would you...
When Anyone Reaches Out (by D. M.)
I CAME INTO AA like most people do--the hard way. I took an overdose and woke up some time later on a detox ward. Let me back up a few years. How did...
We Pay the Piper (by W. H.)
A BIG WORD--emancipation. Whatever does it have to do with whether I put something in the basket at an AA meeting? Why do I have to put anything in...
Responsibility Equals Opportunity (by L. D.)
THE WORD responsibility is a word of many letters. For me, the definition of the word is another word of many letters: opportunities (meaning...
When Negatives Creep in (by J. P.)
AS I APPROACHED my third sober birthday, I was feeling good about myself and about the people and the events around me. I had made it through my...