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A Whole New World

December 2020 | Remote Communities + Sober Holidays
A daughter returning home for the holidays shares her joy about how AA has transformed her family

The Grateful 5

December 2020 | Remote Communities + Sober Holidays
When COVID-19 struck, our meetings in here stopped. AAs on the outside are fortunate enough to have the Internet. We inmates aren’t so lucky.

Connecting in a Crisis

December 2020 | Remote Communities + Sober Holidays
A Central Office manager shares some joy watching alcoholics bond in the midst of trying time

When to Tell Others

December 2020 | Remote Communities + Sober Holidays
A member shares her struggle about when to stay anonymous

Inside Raymondville

December 2020 | Remote Communities + Sober Holidays
During the week of Christmas, we got permission to bring food into the prison for a special celebration. The milk seemed to be their favorite of the treats.

Chain Reaction

December 2020 | Remote Communities + Sober Holidays
In Twelfth Step work, sometimes we throw a stone, making ripples that keep on going in ways we can’t imagine

Saddest Christmas Ever

December 2020 | Remote Communities + Sober Holidays
No job, no wife, no driver’s license or money. Here he was 30 days sober, in the cold, and now the AA meeting door was locked

No Meetings in Sight

December 2020 | Remote Communities + Sober Holidays
What to do when a large section of the state you’re in has no AA meetings? One woman was about to find out

Living My Life

November 2020 | Our Twelve Traditions
Life’s challenges keep unfolding for this old-timer.
So does the help we get when we reach out

Secret Stash

November 2020 | Our Twelve Traditions
Even after three years sober, his past behavior kept coming back to surprise him

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