A Blueprint

The truth is I never handled alcohol well. From my first drink at 13 to my last drink 60 days ago, I was more often than not a blackout drunk. In the last years, I lied to everyone saying that it was worse after having kids but that’s just not true! The final stages saw […]

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Anonymity Online

Anonymity is often described as the greatest safeguard that AA could ever have to ensure its continued existence and growth. However, and although we are anonymous, AA is not a secret society nor are we invisible. So how does anonymity work in practice? Anonymity at the personal level provides protection to new members from being […]

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GROWING UP IN AA

Hi, my name is Irma and I am an alcoholic from Vilnius, Lithuania. My home group is the “Young People in AA” group which meets Fridays at 7:30 PM. It is a bilingual group (sometimes even trilingual) and we go to fellowship afterward. I came into the rooms when I was 23 years old and my […]

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Grateful Archives

My name is Peter and I am an alcoholic. I am part of the fellowship—one among many—but I am one. Telling my story seemed like a mountain I would never be able to climb. I dedicate my story to the many spiritual seekers who have touched my life in many great ways. These people have become […]

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You Remind Me

It’s evening and I’m tired. I’m 4 years sober. And I’ve just had yet another long and painful flashback to what my life was like before I stopped drinking. What happened? I took someone else’s 5th step. That’s what happened. It wasn’t the first – and I certainly hope that it won’t be the last. […]

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