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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Resentments

“Resentment is the “number one’’ offender. It destroys more alcoholics than anything else. From it stem all forms of spiritual disease, for we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually sick. When the spiritual malady is overcome, we straighten out mentally and physically.”  (p.64, Alcoholics Anonymous) Going through the steps […]

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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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Endless Hope

  These past few days have been both momentous and thought provoking. I’ve learned so much in AA and I hope that by sharing some of my experiences below, it might help someone who may be struggling including anyone who has managed to get back to the rooms after a relapse. I was told that […]

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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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