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Topic: Technology
A band of sober cyber-warriors saved his butt when he moved out of the country
I walked into my first AA meeting on September 16, 2005. And, I’ve been sober ever since. I can’t say it’s been easy, but it’s definitely gotten a whole lot easier, especially once I began taking...
A lonely, drunken night in a hotel sends a woman onto her laptop—and a new life
I was drunk in a hotel on business—again. I had drunk my “in public” limit at dinner with colleagues. I bought another six for the hotel room, and there I was, drunk and bored. I attempted to check...
Online Intergroup has been helping alcoholics for nearly 15 years
Go to any major search engine and type in “online AA meetings.” Tens of thousands of results appear. Most, of course, are neither AA meetings nor even AA entities. Fortunately, near the top of all...
A meeting in Australia uses technology to bring the world of AA into their room
I personally use various electronic communication applications to work with sponsees who have moved and want to continue to be sponsored by me. I myself have only ever had long-distance sponsorship...
Who would have thought in 1985 that the Internet would be a tool for sobriety? It certainly was not mentioned when we got sober back then. One day I was on Facebook with just a few friends in my...
She found that her computer was not the best place to do a Ninth Step
Recently, I had a weird experience. I was talking with an old friend, Susan (not an alcoholic), from New York on Facebook about how we met. We had both been on a trip to England after high school in...
A computer-savvy member makes his own rules to practice anonymity
This is only my experience, but I have developed guidelines for myself to honor the Eleventh Tradition when using the Internet. For me, email is private. Certainly AAs now email their sponsors,...
Turning your life over to HP is like turning your car over to the GPS lady
STEP THREE: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. "Turn right,” instructed the synthetic female voice of the GPS navigation unit affixed to my...
Communication Is the Watchword At First AAWS/Intergroup Seminar
In the spring of 1986, the AA World Services Board of Directors surveyed intergroups and central offices throughout the U.S. and Canada to see how many would be interested in a seminar to discuss...
An AA from Sweden struggles to make a new group home
A little over a year ago, I moved to a group of isolated islands in the middle of the Baltic Sea. I had spent three years before that living in Sweden with my new husband, raising my child, getting...

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