September 2015 Table of Contents
Our co-founders, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, could never have imagined the many ways AA members communicate and stay connected today. Social media, texting, online meetings … never before have we had so many chances to share with one another, as well as opportunities to stay close to our Traditions and our spiritual foundation of anonymity. Our special section this month features members’ experience with AA and technology.
With texting, GPS and video feeds, a long-time member shares how much easier it is now to stay connected
A New Anonymous?
One member asks: As we broaden our use and understanding of anonymity, where do privacy and security come in?
12 Steps—8,000 Miles
Thanks to the Internet, a newcomer in Argentina finds a sponsor who can help her do the work
100 Cups of Coffee
We follow spiritual principles whether it’s keeping the money or plugging in the pot
Our Personal Stories
A Moment in the Dark
In a sea of empty beer cans, he had made his home a prison. What would it take to break free?
The Angriest Newcomer
She was desperate to take the edge off, but afraid to go back to her vodka martinis
Cocktails and a Side of Stress
Rattled by an office drinking event, she discovered the power of reaching out
The Ride I’ll Never Forget
He thought he was just riding his bike to a morning meeting. He had no idea he was making an amends
A new member struggles with his religious past as he considers Step Two
What a Concept
Our Concepts aren’t only for service geeks. A member in New Jersey explains why
A old-timer recovering from surgery learns it might just be his time to get paid back
The Mysterious Social Director
That elegant woman who seemed to know everyone had caught her eye. It was a moment that would last for decades
- Personal Stories
AA's tales of recovery
Tragedy in the Night
- Twelve Traditions
AA's guiding principles
Behind the Scenes
- Twelve Steps
AA's blueprint for sobriety
The Road from Reno
New to AA? Find sober support
Like a Duckling
Get a dose of Higher Power here
A River Runs Through It
They've experienced it all ... sober
What's My Secret?