From British Bullpens to Bulgarian Beaches

The following is a translation from Bulgarian to English of articles which appeared in Haskavo.net, a local news station in Haskavo, Bulgaria whilst the two members were attending an International Prisons Seminar in Stara Zagora Banni, Bulgaria. The members featured are Bruce from Varna, Bulgaria and Ben C, from Sunny Beach, Bulgaria. Alcoholic Commits 16 […]

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AA Goes Underground in Munich

A Public Information Initiative from Intergroup Bavaria and the Munich Newcomers Group. It all started, as it so often does, when we thought about how we could make AA more visible in Bavaria. Spontaneously, I thought of videos in subways or in other public places. I envisioned large posters on highways or buildings, screen advertising […]

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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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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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