Magazine June 2013
"The principles we have set down are guides to progress." —Bill W., Alcoholics Anonymous
In this month's special section, AA members celebrate the many ways the Steps have changed their lives. Learn more in the letter from the editor.
Just a beginning
Pouring the bottle down the drain was great, but only the first step
Stripping away the old ugly layers reveals the beauty inside
The gift of spilled coffee
A man on a business trip gets the chance to make a most surprising amend
The best is yet to come
With a sponsor’s kick and a few Steps, his marriage got a lot better
No finish line
By not racing for the end, this alcoholic can experience a happy, purposeful life
Lending the AA name?
Tradition Six reminds us to be careful not to endorse
Our Personal Stories
Bang bam boom!
After 68 years of trips and falls, she finally tumbled into AA
That man is me
No longer eating from dumpsters, a Wall St. exec is reminded to give back
What’s on your mind?
My group got sick
A member searches for a cure when he stops liking his meeting
My big fat sober wedding
Soggy flowers, black & blue bridesmaids, a blackout and an injured groom—Step Ten to the rescue!
The happiest boy in the world
It wasn’t the baseball glove that gave him joy, it was his dad’s first anniversary
Losing my religion
Lost in raves after leaving his church, he discovers the truth about his drinking
Without a net
Booze put her on a high wire, but her HP reached up and caught her
In Every Issue
Get a dose of Higher Power here
June 2013: Without a net
Giving it away to keep it
June 2013: Diagnosis: fear, cure: action
New to AA? Find sober support
June 2013: Losing my religion
They've experienced it all ... sober
June 2013: The happiest boy in the world
- Emotional Sobriety
Dry drunk no more
June 2013: My big fat sober wedding
- Personal Stories
AA's tales of recovery
June 2013: Bang Bam Boom!