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PO Box 1980 (by H. B.)
Cigarettes are addictive. So is coffee. So are gambling, ice cream, and TV. The whole life-style of twentieth-century Americans seems to be steeped...
Ham on Wry
DID I REALLY HEAR THAT? From B. U. of Reseda, Calif., who heard at her Friday night Big Book meeting during a reading of the Traditions: "Our leaders...
PO Box 1980 (by J. B.)
At a Big Book meeting the other day, I got to thinking. It was a meeting that covered pages 83 and 84 in the Big Book and the discussion was how...
What We Could Not Do for Ourselves (by Eleanor M.)
I can remember the first time I read the following sentence from chapter five of the Big Book: "We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual...
Every Day Can Be Spring (by Stephen B.)
When I was in my twenties in the 1960s, I wrote a sort of ho-hum poem about spring. Its message was essentially that of the Peggy Lee song popular...
We Who Cannot Help Ourselves (by Rita G.)
Here are some words of experience, strength, and hope from a chronic relapser. My name is Rita and I am an alcoholic. Today is my sobriety day, and...
AA in the Age of Show Business (by Jim N.)
I have been patting myself on the back lately. I've managed to keep a promise that I made to myself about three years ago that I've been at times...
My Sobriety Was Up in the Air (by Linda H.)
I can still remember my desperation as I stood in my hotel room in Atlanta one Saturday morning in late August 1990. Out loud I said, "God, please...
Growing into Sobriety (by Sallee H.)
When I was a little girl about ten years old, I had a bad cold and my mother gave me a hot toddy as a home remedy. I can still remember how good it...
Fact: The Big Book Is Our Main Source of Strength and Hope (by Dutch V.)
I didn't always believe the statement above. I remember reading several chapters when I was new in sobriety and wondering if anyone actually...