The Power of Online Meetings

The first online voice AA meeting in Europe, first164yp, was started in January 2009 as a Monday night meeting on free Skype by Dallas T., an American living in Milan, Italy, who had just served as the Young People’s Contact for the Continental European Region (CER). Hence, the ‘yp’ in the name. At the beginning, […]

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Daily Meditation Meetings from Geneva on Zoom

What one meeting used to be like, what happened, and what the Daily Meditation Meetings are like now.  There used to be a Geneva-based meditation meeting. Fellows got together every Friday morning at 7:30am for a one-hour meeting, starting with 10 minutes of meditation followed by a reading of the chair’s choice. Attendance was very […]

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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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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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Finding the Fellowship I Craved in YPAA

My name is A.J. and I am an alcoholic. “Yes, I’m willing.  But am I consigned to a life where I shall be stupid, boring and glum, like some righteous people I see?”  When I came to AA at age 29, I had already lived my life as stupid, boring, glum, and self-righteous as an […]

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