Tagged: support

What is AA?

What is AA?

By Roger C. Let’s go simple with the answer to this question. Fellowship We can start with the first sentence of the AA Preamble published in 1947 in the Grapevine magazine: Alcoholics Anonymous is...

Sponsorship

Service and Sponsorship

By Steven V. Service Before coming to AA, I spent most of my time thinking about, well, me. I was often thinking about how poorly my life was going, how dissatisfied I was with...

Meeting

The Power is in the Process

Chapter 23: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA John C. I started drinking at 30 years old. This was because my father was an alcoholic. He was not a bar drinker,...

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...

Journey

My Journey in AA

Chapter 19: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Neil F. On the 12th of April 1986, I drove from Toronto to Montreal and spent the evening drinking with friends. The next...

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...

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....

Why It Works

Why It Works

By Thomas B. Before I went to my first AA meetings, I was pretty sure I knew what AA was all about. I had seen a couple of old B&W movies, depicting AA as...

Reaching Out

Sponsorship in AA

This article is dedicated to the memory of Ernie Kurtz, AA’s foremost historian, who was so pleased to include us WAAFTs as members of the Alcoholics Anonymous that he loved so dearly. He was...