Out Of My Comfort Zone

My name is Rafael and I’m an alcoholic. I got sober in Berlin and have been living there for more than eight years. One of the reasons I chose this city was that it seemed to be socially acceptable to drink at all times and almost everywhere. I only got to enjoy that for a […]

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Carrying the Message Under Any Circumstances

Talk about a life beyond your wildest dreams! I am writing this during the lockdown in Milan, and I haven’t been to a face-to-face meeting for more than two months – something that would have been unthinkable to me in years past. A friend and fellow member just called to share experience of taking someone […]

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Finding the Fellowship I Craved in YPAA

My name is A.J. and I am an alcoholic. “Yes, I’m willing.  But am I consigned to a life where I shall be stupid, boring and glum, like some righteous people I see?”  When I came to AA at age 29, I had already lived my life as stupid, boring, glum, and self-righteous as an […]

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Resentments

“Resentment is the “number one’’ offender. It destroys more alcoholics than anything else. From it stem all forms of spiritual disease, for we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually sick. When the spiritual malady is overcome, we straighten out mentally and physically.”  (p.64, Alcoholics Anonymous) Going through the steps […]

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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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