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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Incomplete and Lonely

  A newcomer remembers the first and last drunk before coming to A.A.   I always felt incomplete and lonely. I had that hole deep inside of me and I could never really fully connect with anyone until I discovered alcohol. I started drinking when I was 18. I went to Paris where I walked […]

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Communicating with Healthcare Professionals

The recent Health Liaison Seminar in York brought up some interesting discussion on how AA members can best communicate with professionals working in the healthcare field. Over two days, members shared some great ideas, and it’s worthwhile expanding on a few of them here. We should begin by sharing what the current impediments are to […]

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What Next?

Following our recent attendance at the European Mental Health Conference, the question arises “What Next?”. Dorien wrote an excellent article for the Service News in which she spoke about the warm reception that AA was given by the mental health professionals. We, on our side, were also impressed by their dedication and enthusiasm. There was […]

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