Mental & Emotional

October 5, 2018

Sobriety Is a Gift

For many years in sobriety, I have heard people voice the same lament: that after a good period of sobriety, they drank again, and now are […]
August 30, 2018

Freedom In Sobriety

The topic of freedom often comes up at A.A. meetings and for this alcoholic; peace of mind has been my goal from the very beginning. Our […]
May 23, 2018

My Ego Can Whip Your Ego

Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide I haven’t had too many problems with places or things. My problems have always been with the people in those […]
April 24, 2018

Alcoholism in the Simplest Terms

Many of us, in Alcoholics Anonymous, have lost our families, our jobs, our friends, and even our health before we were desperate enough to deal with […]
March 28, 2018

Survival of a Sapling

We hear so much about emotional sobriety in AA meetings, and I often wonder if the average member really understands where this all fits in. Most […]
November 3, 2017

How Do I Stay Sober?

In the A.A. pamphlet “A Newcomer Asks” it says: In our experience, the people who recover in A.A. are those who: stay away from the first […]
November 3, 2017

The Importance of Honesty in Recovery

Honesty is a Moral Characteristic Honesty is one of the most respected of all moral characteristics. If it becomes known that a respected individual has behaved […]
June 5, 2017

Living in Today

Alcoholics Anonymous has taught me many tools. One of the biggest tools is living in today. Today is all I have and I believe God is […]
May 23, 2017

The Steps Were My Answer

On a February day, many years ago, I was living in absolute dread of going back to the bar. Just a few weeks previous, I had […]