ARENA NEWS

New Officer Introduction: Health Liaison

My name is Bruce and I am an alcoholic, it is my privilege to serve as Health Liaison Officer for CER. This venture into health is a new one for me, as my previous service work centered mainly on prisons. That was not only in the UK, but also in Latvia, Poland and Bulgaria. I […]

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Service Insider: HLO

The job of Health Liaison Officer, or HLO, is to establish contact and maintain communication with healthcare professionals on behalf of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Reporting back to the Continental European Region (CER), the HLO should seek to promote AA externally as a means of carrying the message to the still suffering alcoholic. The HLO should […]

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Service Insider: Trustee

The first service ‘jobs’ I did as a sober alcoholic were stacking chairs, emptying the bin, sweeping the floor, dumping the ashtrays (back in the day), washing the cups, etc. I don’t recall whether I pitched in because my sponsor (and/or someone else) prodded me, or—more likely—so I could spend additional time with all those cheerfully […]

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Service Insider: The Vice-Chair of CER

Hi, my name is Ronald, and I am an alcoholic! My home group is the English Speaking AA group of Gothenburg. My recovery depends on applying the AA 12 steps in my daily life, meeting and speaking with other members in the program and by always attempting to be of service. This combination has saved […]

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