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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Pass It On

Key Note Address: 54th Annual General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous Great Britain My name is Matt, and I am an alcoholic. It’s a great thrill for me to be here in York with you all participating in the collective group conscience of AA once again. If you had told me seventeen years ago that […]

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Red Dotter . . .

I had the honor and privilege to attend the 54th General Service Conference in York, my first as a delegate. I have heard the hype about conference from previous delegates. I’ve heard them talk about the voice of AA being represented, about democracy in action, and about the spiritual experience of being “a part of”. […]

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One Size Fits All

  Our Common Welfare is First – Tradition 1 is Number One Problems of personality? Solved! Problems of leaders that govern? Solved! Problems of opinion? Solved! Problems of disenfranchised members? Solved! Problems of old versus young, women versus men, black versus white, gay verse straight – all solved!   Our “One Size Fits All” Solution […]

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Too Young?  Bad Enough?

My name is Ali and I’m an alcoholic.  It has taken me some time to say that without feeling ashamed or embarrassed.  It is only now, that I have witnessed the strength of the people in meetings admitting they have a problem and facing that head on day after day that I can be grateful […]

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