Category: Recovery Capital

Internet

Technology and Recovery

By D.G. I was born and raised on a farm in rural Virginia, and many times have heard my parents and older members of my family and community recount tales of their daily lives...

Alkie Cravens

He’s a Real Tool

By Joanne O. I call him “Alkie, Alkie Cravens”. I invented him. And you might say he invented the alcoholic me. He is a cartoon character that I created to personify the physical cravings, automatic...

Yoga Runner Featured

A New High: Physical Exercise and Recovery

By Steph G. I was flying. The fallacy of my belief was revealed the moment I crashed – flying had been falling and I had been too high to notice. I didn’t stop at...

Storytelling

The Power of Our Stories

By Chris G. When I first came to AA, I had no story. Oh, there were lots of stories I could tell: drunken episodes, all the problems the world had given me, all my...

Committee Featured

Recovering from the committee in my head

By Beth H. We frequently hear talk in the rooms of AA about “the committee”, or the different thoughts and voices swirling around in our heads, often giving us conflicting messages or bad advice....

Onwards

Don’t drink and go to meetings

By Russ H. When I walked into my first AA meeting I had no idea what to expect. I knew nothing about the AA program of recovery. I certainly made no assumption that I...

The Fellowship and the Program

By JEB By the time I made it to my first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, 35 years ago, I had fully conceded to my innermost self (quit lying to myself) that I am powerless over...

Self Inventory

A Personal Inventory

For many in AA, the Steps contain important tools in our recovery from alcoholism and addiction. Today Steve K. shares how Steps Four and Ten – a personal inventory – are a part of his sobriety....

Women

Women’s Meetings

By Mary M. I am approaching thirty years of sobriety and am now living a long way from those incredible women’s meetings of the first twenty years of my recovery in Ontario, Canada. And...

Two people

Identification

This is the first article submitted for The Practical Book and posted on AA Agnostica for feedback (comments) from you, our readers. It has many of the qualities we are looking for in these submissions....

Practical Book

A Special Project: The Practical Book

by Roger C. We are today launching a special project. A book. A special book. It is a book that would fit perfectly in Alcoholics Anonymous. Anyone in AA could read it and benefit from...