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New Slogans?

A member discusses his thoughts on some recent sayings he's heard in meetings

I have been continuously sober since walking into the rooms of Alcoholic Anonymous in November of 1983 at the age of 24. I was "raised" in a home group in Olympia, Wash. that met every day. We held a Step meeting and a Tradition meeting every week, in addition to five days of general discussion meetings. There, I learned the slogans of AA which became wisdom and inspiration for my daily life.

But, over the past years, I have seen the development and increasing popularity of phrases that are passed around at meetings and spoken as if they, too, are considered AA slogans. But, not...

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