One Bite at a Time

Elephant

By JHG Recovering alcoholics are famous for theatrical displays that amount to pole-vaulting over mouse droppings. It’s an entertaining but otherwise pointless spectacle. While staying sober can require tremendous amounts of courage and commitment, most of what it takes is reminiscent of a quote frequently cited in self-help literature: “The … Continue reading

Bill Wilson, Always A Seeker

Bill Wilson Featured

Our book is meant to be suggestive only. We realize we know only a little. Big Book, page 164  Research has already come up with significant and helpful findings. And research will do far more. Bill’s speech at the 1965 General Service Conference By Thomas B. Introduction There have been … Continue reading

Embracing Our Pain Together

Embrace

Chapter 28: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA By Alyssa S. I’m sitting here reflecting upon the day of St. Valentine. It is bitterly cold outside. It’s time in my recovery for “me time” – a time for introspection, perhaps for self-love. I have longed for this … Continue reading

AA, Alcoholism and Medical Science

Comorbidity

AA never really opened up a channel for two way communication with the medical community. By Brent P. Who Me? My name is Brent and I’m an alcoholic, crack addict and opioid addict. So, in a nutshell, nobody special. But in qualifying as an alcoholic and addict (one in the … Continue reading

The Practical Tool of Meditation

Meditation

By Thomas B. I had my first meditation experience early in my second year of recovery, shortly after I received my one-year medallion at the original Manhattan Group in New York City in November of 1973. It was in the Unity Center auditorium, which in the 70s was a popular … Continue reading

Fitting in rather than out

Fitting In

By Lance B. Me in AA Over 32 years of AA meetings in a small western city, I have seen many new potential members arrive at our group. Usually they were scared and tentative, but after a few weeks they would open up and begin telling us what they felt … Continue reading