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Step Twelve: Reflections on the Three Parts of the Step

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. “Working with Others”, Chapter 7 in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, addresses Step 12, but covers only the second part. Nonetheless, it opens with these two […]

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Fellowship Across The Miles

Greetings all, My name is Dave and I am a grateful member of Alcoholics Anonymous.  I live in Kansas, USA. I’m writing this story to share with you how one person’s kind words led me 4,000 miles to Scotland not once, but twice. The day was January 3, 2014, my 25th AA birthday.  I received a […]

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Tips on Staying Sober

Over 40 years of continuous sobriety doesn’t happen by chance.  My name is Dan F. and I am an alcoholic. I was born in San Francisco in 1939 and grew up in the city in the 1940s and 1950s, but was not attracted to alcohol until the mid-1960s. I took my last drink in Washington, […]

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More Than Just Social

I joined the military thinking that it would give me a new start and an opportunity to grow after dropping out of college. Of course, the drinking habits that I had developed while being in a fraternity followed me. They even worsened during the initial months at my first duty station. The culture shock and […]

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