HP = GOD?

When I came into AA to finally try to get sober, the God word was mentioned . . . a lot! When I was first 12 stepped three years earlier, one of the people who came to visit me at home said “Anything can be your Higher Power! A table or chair, anything!” I thought […]

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A Message to Military Members

How to tell when drinking is becoming a problem During my first enlistment in the military, I thought that alcohol was a way to earn my place in the organisation. In my view, it seemed to be a rite of passage to the next rank or completion of certain schools. But more often than not, […]

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Jane’s Journey

I was born and brought up in Manchester. I was an only child, my sister was stillborn a couple of years before. I really wanted to be a boy and grew up playing football with the boys and had a fairly happy childhood. My mum and dad brought me up the best they could, although […]

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YPAA – The Power of the Group

I am lucky enough to have started a little tradition study with a few of my fellow AA’s. Last month we discussed Tradition Four: “Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.” So when this offer to share on YPAA as a part of greater AA arrived, […]

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