Tagged: AA

John’s Recovery: Step Nine

By John B. AA Step 9: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. My Step 9: Make appropriate amends based on a sense...

Rainbow

The Rainbow Group

By bob k On Saturday, October 26 of last year, at the Alano Club in Oshawa, some courageous folks held the first ever LGBTQ-friendly AA meeting in the Durham region. It’s called, appropriately enough,...

Step Eight

John’s Recovery: Step Eight

AA Step 8: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. My Step 8: Be mindful of my past transgressions and accept the necessity...

Steps Six & Seven

John’s Recovery: Steps Six and Seven

AA Step 6: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. My Step 6: Commit to a process of self-improvement designed to make me a net contributor to society instead...

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...

John’s Recovery: Step Five

AA Step 5: Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. My Step 5: To maintain my commitment to honesty and humility I’ll share my inventory...

WRITING  the  BIG BOOK: The Creation of AA

Bill Wilson, the man who contributed more “factual” information than anyone else to the traditional story of AA, was by far the worst offender when it came to accuracy regarding that early history… Wilson’s...

Step Four

John’s Recovery: Step Four

AA Step 4: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. My Step 4: Conduct an honest evaluation of my past life in order to identify harms done, personal faults that need to...

Universe

Recovery in AA Need Not Be “Yahweh or the Highway”

By Charles Troe Author of We Are That We Are We Are That We Are, Theism, Spiritualism, Naturalism and a Path to Spiritual Existentialism is a largely autobiographical book. It is not, however, a...

AA Needs to Grow Up

An adapted Buddhist quote: “I do not see any other factor that is as helpful to sobriety as this: good friendship.” By Maureen H The chairperson at the “As Bill Sees It” AA meeting...