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The best gift of all

December 2021 | Remote Communities & Sober Holidays
Depressed and desperate, he signed up to chair the 7 A.M. Christmas morning meeting. It probably saved his life

My one wish

December 2021 | Remote Communities & Sober Holidays
I thought, But for the grace of God I get to be here. When I left the jail, I sat in my car and cried tears of joy and thanked God that I had been given a heart that could love like this.

In need of care

November 2021 | Prayer and Meditation
Helping others all day was this nurse’s job. Now it was her turn to ask for help

Teacher of the year

October 2021 | Cooperation With Professionals (CPC)
Once fearful, unreliable and smelling of alcohol, she now suits up, shows up and can’t believe the life she’s got

Locked Down & Plugged In

August 2021 | Seniors in AA
A longtime AA member and musician tunes in to stay focused and useful as the COVID-19 pandemic dims the lights on the performing world

Making Peace with the Holidays

December 2020 | Remote Communities + Sober Holidays
This Christmas Eve, a lonely newcomer learned that choosing joy was the way to go

Butterflies at the Alcathon

December 2020 | Remote Communities + Sober Holidays
No better way to get out of ourselves and anchor our nerves than to pick up dirty cups and welcome people

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

Just the Right Moment

November 2020 | Our Twelve Traditions
How soon do you tell your date you’re an alcoholic? Do you tell your friends, coworkers, neighbors? One member has some thoughts

At Wit’s End

October 2020 | Money and Sobriety


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