Monthly Archives: November 2014

The A.A. Way in the Home

Though an alcoholic does not respond, there is no reason why you should neglect his family. You should continue to be friendly to them, explaining A.A.’s concept of alcoholism and its treatment. If they accept this and also apply our … Continue reading

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“Perfect” Humility

For myself, I try to seek out the truest definition of humility that I can. This will not be the perfect definition, because I shall always be imperfect. At this writing, I would choose one like this: “Absolute humility would … Continue reading

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History of the Serenity Prayer

For many years, long after the Serenity Prayer became attached to the very fabric of the Fellowship’s life and thought, its exact origin, its actual author, have played a tantalizing game of hide and seek with researchers, both in and … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE

The terms spiritual experience and spiritual awakening are used many times in this book which, upon careful reading, shows that the personality change sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism has manifested itself among us in many different forms. Yet … Continue reading

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THE DOCTORS OPINION

We of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the reader will be interested in the medical esti-mate of the plan of recovery described in this book. Convincing testimony must surely come from medical men who have had experience with the sufferings of … Continue reading

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THE A.A. TRADITION

To those now in its fold, Alcoholics Anonymous has made the difference between misery and sobriety, and often the difference between life and death. A.A. can, of course, mean just as much to uncounted alcoholics not yet reached. Therefore, no … Continue reading

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The Twelve Traditions

Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority—a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they … Continue reading

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The Twelve Traditions (The Long Form)

Our A.A. experience has taught us that: Each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part of a great whole. A.A. must continue to live or most of us will surely die. Hence our common welfare comes first. But … Continue reading

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Recovery Blog

I am hoping that we can post more personal stories and experiences of recovery. I have both the Big Book and the Step Book at home and read them. I thought this would contain something more along the lines of … Continue reading

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We occasionally feel overwhelmed

Sometimes it’s really hard to get going. We put off things we don’t want to do, or are afraid to try. We occasionally feel overwhelmed by the size of a job to be done like cleaning out the cellar or … Continue reading

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