Service – with a smile!

One of my favourite parts of AA literature is the story in the Tradition Four chapter of the “Twelve & Twelve” which results in the production of a little card reading “Rule #62” for Middleton Group #1. What is this single rule that Middleton Group felt compelled to keep after throwing out many others? “Don’t […]

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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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A sober member recounts her experience in starting AA’s first meeting in Albania

Update May 2020: This meeting has closed as the member who started it moved away. For more meeting information, visit www.alcoholics-anonymous.eu/meetings There are no alcoholics in Albania. There are no alcoholics because drinking is simply part of the culture.  Men drink and women do not. Mornings start with Raki (the local “moonshine”) and a macchiato […]

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Leaning on A.A. in New York

Last summer I made plans to spend October in New York – then learned that my older sister was gravely ill in Vancouver, so I bumped up my schedule to see her first. Unfortunately, she died before I could make it over. Now I would spend a couple weeks in the city, fly to Vancouver […]

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