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Topic: AA Literature
I am writing my story in hopes someone may read it and see that no matter how many times we fall short in our journey to stay sober, the day will come when the seed that may have been planted many...
A GSO Staff Member Talks About How AA Carries the Message to Inmates
There are more than 1,203,000 adults in North American correctional institutions. And if the respondents to an AA questionnaire sent to correctional facilities administrators are correct, 50 percent...
Before going to jail, I was crying a bit about it at an AA meeting. One lad asked me if I had a Big Book. My answer was yes. He said, "Take it with you. You will have a lot of time to read it." I...
In addition to AA's basic text, Alcoholics Anonymous, and other publications about AA, the following publications, available in English or Spanish, may be of particular interest to people in...
A moment of clarity reveals a difficult truth
My name is Bill and I am an alcoholic. It took me quite a few years to admit this fact to others. It took several more to admit it to myself. I am what some people in the Fellowship refer to as a "...
FINDING OUT AA literature in English or Spanish for people in correctional facilities and those who work with them AA in Prison: Inmate to Inmate--a softcover book (32 Grapevine stories) and a 60-...
I am currently housed at a maximum security correctional center. We are fortunate to be able to attend meetings twice a month. At my first meeting here, I had a spiritual awakening. I am a strong...
Identifying with fellow AAs on the outside
I am a twenty-nine-year-old alcoholic who has struggled in and out of the Fellowship for the last ten years. As a result of my drinking, I am in a New York state correctional facility. This is my...
Since AA's beginning, members have brought the message of hope and recovery into jails and prisons. In August 1947, the AA Grapevine published an account of Alcoholics Anonymous in prison: "The...
One AA's path to peace
I'm serving a four-year sentence for burglary in a Lancaster, Ohio, prison. I've been in and out of AA for the past ten years. I stayed sober once for eighteen months, slipped, and returned for...

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