Endless Hope

  These past few days have been both momentous and thought provoking. I’ve learned so much in AA and I hope that by sharing some of my experiences below, it might help someone who may be struggling including anyone who has managed to get back to the rooms after a relapse. I was told that […]

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Step Twelve: Reflections on the Three Parts of the Step

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. “Working with Others”, Chapter 7 in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, addresses Step 12, but covers only the second part. Nonetheless, it opens with these two […]

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Tips on Staying Sober

Over 40 years of continuous sobriety doesn’t happen by chance.  My name is Dan F. and I am an alcoholic. I was born in San Francisco in 1939 and grew up in the city in the 1940s and 1950s, but was not attracted to alcohol until the mid-1960s. I took my last drink in Washington, […]

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More Than Just Social

I joined the military thinking that it would give me a new start and an opportunity to grow after dropping out of college. Of course, the drinking habits that I had developed while being in a fraternity followed me. They even worsened during the initial months at my first duty station. The culture shock and […]

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Incomplete and Lonely

  A newcomer remembers the first and last drunk before coming to A.A.   I always felt incomplete and lonely. I had that hole deep inside of me and I could never really fully connect with anyone until I discovered alcohol. I started drinking when I was 18. I went to Paris where I walked […]

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