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Topic: AA Around the World
No matter where he goes, AA is there for him
I grew up in Rock Island, Ill., and got sober in Sydney, Australia, as a result of one of those searches for a geographic cure. That always reminds me of a guy who moved to another town because he...
In Jerusalem, an old meeting room disappears, but not the years of love
One of the wonderful things about Alcoholics Anonymous is that we don’t have monuments. It’s a spiritual program, and the only requirements for a meeting are a coffee pot and a couple of ex-drunks...
She gave back to a city that took her under its wing
After years of knowing I was alcoholic and my life was unmanageable, I finally became desperate and hopeless enough to land up in the rooms of AA. Sitting in those early meetings, I latched on to the...
Sober ham radio operators carry the message into the clouds
We are two recovering alcoholics, husband and wife, and we are also licensed amateur radio operators (commonly called “hams.”) We live in Northwestern Michigan, and our call signs are: Terry—AA9BA...
An Irish visitor and her newcomer friend take off on a sober West Coast adventure
I’m an Irish cáilín (girl) from Dublin. I was recently spending a few weeks in L.A. in a friend’s apartment (he was living in Stockholm), when he contacted me to say that he was flying back to attend...
From that day I began to listen. . .it sounded as if those blokes had been reading my mail.
AS a young lad, I was surrounded by many prime examples of why I should not drink--in my home, in homes of relatives and in friends' and neighbors' homes. I saw the quarrels, fights and all the...
The Minneapolis Group, in March, 1943, inaugurated a system for keeping a record of the sobriety of members from three months on up. As a result, the following exact percentages have been arrived at...
Excerpts from the Public Press
Boston, Mass., Post: "Guernsey Island in the English Channel has an effective way of handling topers. It still retains its ancient custom of blacklisting alcoholics, in the hope of reforming them. A...
OUTSIDE AA <lbActivities and developments outside AA in the field of alcoholism. . .a news report.<lbHERE AND THERE
STOCKHOLM: Word has been received from Arne Skutin of the Stockholm Commission on Alcoholism that he has arrived safely back in Stockholm after his tour of various alcoholism programs in the United...
Activities and developments outside AA in the field of alcoholism . . . an international round-up
ALCOHOLISM UNDERSTOOD DIFFERENTLY IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. In considering alcoholism internationally, great care must be taken to understand what different authorities mean by various terms that are...

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