Grapevine Online Exclusive
Web Exclusive: Improving Away the AA Program
A member questions the many changes to meeting formats over the years
Recently, I attended a discussion meeting at my area's assembly. Out of the 20 or so members who shared, at least 8 to 12 identified as, "My name is Bill/Jane. I'm an alcoholic and my sobriety date is June 2,1978."
My first reaction was who cares. I asked some friends who were there if this way of identifying was something new, as I had not it before. One friend pointed out that a lot of those who said that came from the two large cities in our area and maybe it was their custom.
A member discusses the pros and cons of special interest meetings
Not Good Enough
After being asked to speak, he was uninvited when members objected to his way of working the program
Not Too Young
Alcoholism doesn't discriminate, so why do people in meetings?
The Bedrock of AA
A member wonders if the Traditions are given short shrift
- Twelve Traditions
AA's guiding principles
Behind the Scenes
- Personal Stories
AA's tales of recovery
Tragedy in the Night
- 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?