ARENA NEWS

Conference 2020 Update

Each year CER sends six Delegates to the General Service Conference (GSC) of AA Great Britain (AA GB) in York, UK. There the Delegates represent the consciousness of groups and IGs within CER concerning topics that affect the entire fellowship. This year, due to the current pandemic, Conference had to be postponed to next year […]

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Helping Newcomers Find Their First AA Meeting

In these rapidly changing times, AA members doing service from their homes are currently providing details of AA meetings to over 1,500 newcomers each month Members of the Online Response Team (replying to help emails) or Chat Now Responders (replying via instant chat on the main AA website) are totally reliant on the AA Meeting […]

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Rotation: Handing Over Service Positions

  As one of our Three Legacies, being available for service and taking on service commitments plays a vital role for a great number of recovering alcoholics. In my own experience, I have heard from members that having a service position at meeting was, at times, the only thing that kept them coming back to […]

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Meeting Reopening Recommendations

The following article has been adapted from the 29 June 2020 “Starting Up” post published on the AA Great Britain website, and along with additional resources (see below) is provided for groups in CER who are considering reopening their temporarily suspended meetings. Due to the fast changing COVID-19 situation, we suggest regularly checking both the […]

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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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