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Topic: AA Literature
Corrections Guidelines Updated
How to carry the message inside facilities addressed The informational sheet “AA Guidelines for Corrections Committees,” available at www.aa.org, was recently updated, according to the Corrections...
The journey toward a Higher Power comes quickly for some, slower for others
I do not intend to offend those who believe in a God or have spiritual faith in a “Higher Power.” I believe that most religions or faiths are good if their principles are love, compassion and comfort...
Reading the “Twelve and Twelve” helped this nonalcoholic trustee to finally embrace Step Six
It is not easy to write on the Sixth Step. So I shall have to do some sharing. My first response is resistance. I greatly admire and approve of all Twelve Traditions. Although I am not an alcoholic,...
The sixth of a new series of articles explaining the Twelve Traditions ...
The moment we saw that we had an answer for alcoholism, it was reasonable for us to feel we might have an answer for a lot of other things. The AA groups, many thought, could go into business, might...
Traveling across the Arizona desert, a biker clocks the miles like turning the pages of the Big Book
Last winter, I toured the desert country of Arizona, enjoying the warm temperatures, sunny skies, and finding the AA fellowship along the way. One a Saturday morning, after camping in the desert near...
An Air Force pilot swaps his flight manual for a Big Book and avoids disaster
A tourist visiting New York for the first time is lost. He stops on the street to ask one of New York’s finest how to get to Carnegie Hall, a theater renowned for its artistic performances. “Well,...
I recall the first time I set foot in an AA meeting and the utter fear that swept through me as I pushed open the door. Many know the feeling: the tightness in your throat as you say "Hello," sweaty...
Just as there are many varieties of alcoholism, there are many ways to follow the program of AA
It is often said at AA meetings that there's your way and there's AA's way. The clear implication of such pronouncements is that you'd better do it AA's way, or else. The less clear, but often very...
An AA member ponders the meaning of Tradition One and the blessing of unity
Tradition One: Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity. AA’s Twelve Traditions are the principles by which we maintain a healthy and welcoming environment for...
I walked into the baggage area of the airport, checked the flight I had been waiting for, and as I had done a thousand times, I sat and waited. There are no guarantees these days that flights will be...

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