At Home in Hawaii
After moving far away, they had to rebuild their sober network
When we retired three years ago and moved to Hawaii, I stopped going to meetings for a few weeks—it’s so easy to do. My husband is even better at playing hooky than I am but one night we looked at each other and said, "Lets go."
That meeting was a combination of old sobriety and newcomers, many with court cards to be signed. It became our home group. We knew we could bring something to it and we had time again to work with newcomers. Some nights, a group of us went to coffee after the meeting but not often. I wasn’t really making friends and I missed having the social network...
She came to believe in a power greater than herself while sitting in her neighbor's garden
Is AA a Religion?
A member weighs in on this topic
A Child of the 1960s
He was introduced to alcohol at a young age and found AA decades later
The Power of Identification
A member discusses the importance to him of introducing himself as an alcoholic in meetings