The Only Way Out, Is In

My drinking started young – very young. My parents (both teachers) were keen to introduce their children to alcohol at an early age – that we might become accustomed to the ceremony, taste and virtue of drinking early. As a consequence, at 6 or 7 years of age, I was regularly sneaking drinks from the […]

Read More…


The Principle of Rotation

For me, service has been a large part of my sobriety, it doesn’t keep me sober, but it has enhanced it. There were times where I could quite have easily walked away from AA – through quarrels with others in the group or AA as a whole in my area. But the commitment I had […]

Read More…


SERVICE, Strength and Hope

When I was asked to write up my experience with service, I experienced the same two reactions that sprang up when I was asked to do the service itself: the second reaction—surely there must be somebody far more qualified—was basically just a nicer formulation of the first—I’d rather not.  Given the choice between service and […]

Read More…