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It's all about hanging together or dying separately, thus we have to unify our fellowship.

What happend? Meetings have gone from “rarely have we seen a person fail” to “seldom do we see a person recover!”

by Cliff B. Dallas, TX Thirty and forty years ago, we were keeping 75% or more of the alcoholics who came to us for help…. Read more »

The Death of a 12 Step Group…An Obituary on What Went Wrong?

“There is only one thing more contagious than enthusiasm and that is a lack of it!” Recently I heard of a 12 Step Group closing… Read more »

Beware: Hard Drinkers & Fakers Inside!

by Floyd Henderson We in AA have signs posted everywhere, each with slogans, such as: "Think" (as if my thinking didn’t get me here and… Read more »

Beware: Hard Drinkers & Fakers Inside!

The Price of Just Don’t Drink and Go To Meetings! or Why Meeting Makers Don’t Make It!

by Cliff B. TX When Bill W. prepared the Forward to the Second Edition, he shared with us the success that he and the other… Read more »

The story of a chronic relapsing alcoholic addict who fell into a hole and how he found his way out of a seemingly hopeless situation

A hopeless chronic relapsing alcoholic addict had fallen into a hole and could not find a way out. Friends and family heard the alcoholic addict… Read more »

Understanding the difference between the REAL alcoholic or addict and the Hard drinker or user

If you CANNOT STOP or moderate your alcohol or drug consumption, you may a have a serious problem with addiction: Q1: Given sufficient reason, (i.e…. Read more »

‘If I had heard all this GOD-talk when I first came into these rooms, I never would have come back!’

Reprinted from Mitchell K., author of “How It Worked: The Story Of Clarence H. Snyder and The Early Days Of Alcoholics Anonymous In Cleveland, Ohio”… Read more »

Addict Identification or Group Discrimination?

On page xxviii, A.A. 4th Edition, in the Chapter, “The Doctor’s Opinion”, it reads, “Men and women drink (use, act out in an obsessive-compulsive manner)… Read more »

Addict Identification or Group Discrimination?

From the Bleating Deacon’s Corner: My Ideal Group

A.A. Grapevine, November 1962, Vol. 19 No. 6 ONE of the fine old groups in my area is having a discussion meeting at which the… Read more »

From the Bleating Deacon’s Corner: My Ideal Group

How do you take your recovery — Conversion, Meetings, or Treatment?

Currently, recovery from addiction breaks into three distinct camps: Conversion Experience: Working one-on-one, recovered addicts take the newcomer through the 12 Steps as instructed in… Read more »

How do you take your recovery — Conversion, Meetings, or Treatment?

Newcomers: Watch out for the Time-Bullies!

Don’t let anyone talk you out of your miracle. By the 1980’s, working the 12 Step Program had been replaced by a “Meeting Makers Make… Read more »

Open “Disgusting” Meetings

On page 86 of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous it says, But we must be careful not to drift into worry, remorse or morbid… Read more »

Open “Disgusting” Meetings

Recovered versus Recovering — What’s your position?

Here is a letter published in the AA Grapevine, December 1999, Vol. 56 No. 7 from an AA member who expressed confusion over the phrases… Read more »

Recovered versus Recovering — What’s your position?

Sobriety Statistics, 12 Step Recovery Rates

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, p. xx, 4th Edition, says: “Of alcoholics who came to A.A. and really tried, 50% got sober at once… Read more »

Sobriety Statistics, 12 Step Recovery Rates

The Principle of Anonymity – Some thoughts from the A.A. oldtimers

In the Forward to the First Edition of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, it states: “It is important that we remain anonymous because we… Read more »

The Principle of Anonymity – Some thoughts from the A.A. oldtimers

Top Ten Reasons To Run From Alcoholics Anonymous

A sad but an all too often accurate experience about the many A.A. meetings that claim to be a 12 step recovery program. What are… Read more »

Top Ten Reasons To Run From Alcoholics Anonymous

When at a A.A. meeting, how do you introduce yourself?

Recently, at an A.A. meeting, I introduced myself and qualified by saying the following: “My name is Cameron F. and I am a member of… Read more »

When I am asked to be the guest speaker at a meeting, How should I tell my story?

Our Twelfth Step states: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts, and to… Read more »

When I am asked to be the guest speaker at a meeting, How should I tell my story?

Yesterday I lost the battle, and Today I relapsed, and Tomorrow I will again use again, and again…

If anyone can fight the battles of just one day then why are so many in our fellowship losing the battle daily? Poetry, slogans, clapping… Read more »

Yesterday I lost the battle, and Today I relapsed, and Tomorrow I will again use again, and again…

Open Discussion? Open Disgusting!

Either way to the “REAL” alcoholic or addict this kind of meeting means “OD”! When A.A. was very successful, that is 50% – 75% recovery… Read more »