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Chanting to a Stone Wall
For this prisoner, the endless discussions about various practices in meetings is a luxury he doesn't have
I am in prison trying to clean up the wreckage of my past. I've been in and out of the program for many years. I've been reading issues of Grapevine for a while here. There's not much else to do in a cell for 20 hours a day.
A few things upset me about some of the articles past and present. Specifically, I mean the useless griping about seemingly trivial things like holding hands in meetings, saying the Lord's Prayer, or people who have other addictions.
This AA wonders if profanity in meetings does more harm than good to the program
The Preacher and the Meeting
An AA tells how his home group had to find a new space to avoid hearing the message of the church
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A Desire to Stop Drinking
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