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Women for Sobriety and The New Life Program

By WFS Staff and Volunteers Women for Sobriety is an international abstinence-based recovery organization for women. WFS offers a non-professional, self-help and mutual aid program known as the New Life Program. A fundamental part...

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Standing on the shoulders of giants?

By life-j Isaac Newton said “If I can see farther, it is because I’m standing on the shoulders of giants”. I want to look at whether that’s the case with us in AA, too....

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...

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The Steps Cafeteria-Style

“The 12 Steps are so formed and presented that an alcoholic can either ignore them completely, take them cafeteria-style, or embrace them wholeheartedly.” (from the Conference-approved pamphlet, A Member’s Eye View of Alcoholics Anonymous)...

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My Path in AA

By life-j. The path was not easy for this agnostic in AA. I was an atheist when I got sober, as arrogant as most people with staunchly held beliefs. Sober, I have still never...

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The Program

By John L. Several years ago, at a meeting of the Boston Crossroads group, a speaker said: “Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship — of people working their individual programs.” This got me thinking.  There...