Carrying the Message Under Any Circumstances

Talk about a life beyond your wildest dreams! I am writing this during the lockdown in Milan, and I haven’t been to a face-to-face meeting for more than two months – something that would have been unthinkable to me in years past. A friend and fellow member just called to share experience of taking someone […]

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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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Practicing FROG in Milan

In a time of uncertainty, I pray for serenity. However, this hasn’t always been my first reaction. When I felt confused or out of control, I used to head straight to alcohol. And the more I drank, the more I could escape reality. It was like an instant vacation, where time would speed up and […]

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Online Meeting Safety and Anonymity

This information is offered to help members access online meetings anonymously and for Groups to provide a safer meeting place. We also suggest that each Group holds regular group conscience meetings to discuss what works best for their members. More good practices and experience from our Fellowship will continue to be shared here as new […]

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Online 7th Tradition and Anonymity

Many Groups in our Region have reached out expressing concerns on how to best collect 7thTradition money during this period when we are not able to hold physical face-to-face meetings. While there are several viable options to do this, and, in fact, in some parts of our Region passing a virtual basket has been the […]

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