Staying Sober in Cyprus

This member of AA shares what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now staying sober during a global pandemic.  I first started drinking alcohol when I was about 14, although not on a regular basis. At 18 I began working in a large drinking culture where there was duty free alcohol, and off-duty […]

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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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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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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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