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Where's the Beef?
She realized there was a connection between her spiritual condition and her perception of meetings
Sometimes I sit in meetings and think, "Why do people sound like they are just spewing words instead of experience, strength and hope? There's no meat to what they're saying! Where's the beef?!"
When I first got sober, I lived in a different area. I remember sitting in this recovery club on the second floor, with around 50-70 people squeezed in, beyond capacity, feeling like, "Yeah! This is what it's all about!" People who were homeless and hungry were talking about gratitude. This was on hot summer days with no air conditioner.
She had her first drink celebrating a new ship in the harbor. It was also her first drunk
He wanted to be just like his hero. Turned out he was ...
Contents Under Pressure
Alcohol seemed to be the solution to the turmoil inside
His alcoholism and bipolar disorder conspired to keep him in some fearful places
- 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?