A House to Call Home
An immigrant living in the streets finds AA in a half way house
When I was growing up, my family owned a bar and I had my first contact with alcohol over 30 years ago, when I was a kid. I drank a lot but I somehow managed to get married. After two years together, my wife and I had our first child. She was a beautiful baby girl who filled my heart with joy, but she was born with cerebral palsy. During the first two years of her life, we visited the hospital about four times a week, usually at nighttime. My wife and I fought often and she blamed me for our daughter's illness, saying that it was the result of my drinking.
During that time, my wife...
-- Jose G.
San Jose, California
Are AA Members Extraterrestrials?
If not, why do we sometimes refer to non-AAs as "earthlings"?
Going Against the Crowd
An AA questions the pressure to conform to certain widespread meeting practices
An AA shares her experience of being in AA and Al-Anon
Regarding the Preamble
A member reflects on the Preamble's description of AA's mission