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Topic: What's On Your Mind? (opinion)
Is it good for the group? One member says maybe not
For the first time in the 32 years that I’ve been sober, I found myself in an AA meeting where everyone was chiming in with the line, “God could and would if He were sought,” when “How It Works” was...
Is it good for the group? One member says maybe not (NEW YORK, N.Y.)
Should we change the way we drink our coffee? One member thinks so
Every disposable foam cup we have ever used is still in existence. Outside issue? Perhaps that was the immediate thought that crossed some members’ minds. Tradition Ten has been on my mind, battling...
Should we change the way we drink our coffee? One member thinks so
She was a dry drunk, searching and lost, until a suggestion by a teacher unexpectedly showed her the door to sobriety
Originally from Massachusetts, my ex-husband and I—both alcoholics, although we didn’t know it at the time—left there in 1970 driving a Volkswagen camper. We were headed for a new life in southern...
The greatest possible gift is the return of something treasured that was lost. In her case, that meant God
I look around the rooms and marvel at the “young” people—AAs who are in their 20s, 30s and 40s, some of whom have a number of 24 hours under their belts. Not so with me. I was 60 years, 1 month and 2...
An old-timer talks about the changes in AA over the years, including one she’s not too fond of
My entrance into Alcoholics Anonymous in 1979 was that of a shaking, pathetic, broken human being. At the time, I remembered the movie “Days of Wine and Roses,” and called AA for help. AA took me in...
Binges, car crashes, funny quips and bottoms. One member has some thoughts about sharing.
Recently, at a First Step meeting, I broke my own personal code of conduct when it comes to speaking. I usually try to keep what I say short and simple. I keep to the basic idea that my drinking was...

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