Category: Experience, Strength & Hope

Reflections on the fellowship, program and benefits/shortfalls of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Recognizing 15 Years of Sobriety

By David Bohl Originally Posted on the author’s website on August 22, 2020 Today I celebrate an anniversary of 15 years of sobriety from alcohol. I cannot state any revelations at this milestone, except...

A Soul Sighting

By Dale K. I’m not talking about the soul they say will never die and go to Heaven to be reunited with the dear departed. No, I’m talking about the kind that Billy Joel...

The Labyrinth Facilitator

The Labyrinth represents a life’s journey. When I walked a labyrinth for the first time, I realized that I wasn’t lost, I had made no mistakes, for a labyrinth has no dead ends, just...

Agnostics and the AA Program

By Witek D.  We agnostics and atheistic members of AA are sometimes criticized for changing the content of the 12 Steps. It’s partly true, but we MUST do it! We have to do this...

15 Benefits of Staying Sober

By Cassidy Webb Originally published on New Directions If you are new to this whole sobriety thing and are struggling with the idea of never drinking or drugging again – that’s okay! Coming from...

11 Benefits Of Being Sober

Originally posted on I Am Sober Being drunk is great. There are all those late nights and early hangovers; egregious texts to friends and former lovers; citations and fees for various acts of indecency;...

Acknowledge Your Reality

By David Bohl The stoic philosophers predated the Serenity Prayer by hundreds of years with what has been adapted in English as the IDEA method. This is a method that employs wisdom and decision-making...

What’s Gender Got To Do With It?

About one-third of alcoholics in the United States are women. But despite having differences in the causes and symptoms of alcoholism, men and women receive the same treatment. Why? By Regina Walker Originally published...

A Goodbye Letter to Alcohol

By Dan S You have become the unwelcome guest. You are the piece of meat in the refrigerator that has turned green; the rancid butter; the sour milk; in all, that which I find...

Must one attend meetings forever?

By Zarina Macha When we come into AA, we are broken; emotionally, physically, spiritually. Suddenly, these doors open, filled with possibilities, and people welcome you with open arms. Things you once suspected about yourself...

A Long Time Love Affair

By Georgina The first time I met you, you had me crawl into the rotting trunk of an old tree at Rattlesnake Point. We had gone there with other teens who long left our...