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Topic: AA News and Events
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...
An annual AA breakfast event provides a safe harbor for a devastated New York town
In October 2004, I walked into my first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, right out of a treatment center. The fear of making that first entrance was quickly dispelled by having someone I knew—the man...
New Spanish-language PSA
The 2011 General Service Conference passed an Advisory Action stating that “A culturally sensitive Spanish-language public service announcement (PSA) be developed by the Trustees’ Public Information...
Inventory time
The theme of the Conference in April was “The General Service Conference Takes Its Own Inventory—Our Solution in Action.” Here is a brief summary of the inventory process: The 2009 Conference Policy/...
Special needs pamphlet now in multiple formats
An ASL (American Sign Language) translation of the pamphlet, “A.A. for the Alcoholic With Special Needs,” is now available on DVD (DV-17). A new audio CD is also out in Spanish (SM-93), English (M-93...
In the formation of a unique club, The Seekers, conceived and developed by inmates of San Quentin Prison on San Francisco Bay, Alcoholics Anonymous is the inspiration for a moving story. The new club...
The great majority of the men now at Fort Jay, Governors Island, N. Y., are confined for offenses evolving either directly or indirectly out of alcohol. Most cases of AWOL, desertion, disorderliness...
FEDERAL CORRECTION INSTITUTIONTALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA To: Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.P. O. Box 1475, Grand Central AnnexNew York City RE: -- Dear -- I, --, A MEMBER OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS...
AA has had extraordinary friends in corrections from the beginning. In 1942, just seven years after Dr. Bob and Bill W. met, Clinton Duffy carried AA's message into San Quentin, the largest...
Alcoholic Ward Asked
Los Angeles, Cal., Times: "Establishment of a separate ward in General Hospital for the treatment of alcoholics was advocated in a panel discussion before 200 delegates of the family and adult...

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