Program Theory

March 31, 2017

AA Meeting Etiquette

Recently, I have attended several meetings where things have gotten out of hand: I’ve heard rants about child services, rants about the government, and strained to […]
March 30, 2017

Keeping Crosstalk at Bay

A.A. has often been referred to as a “Benign anarchy” – a world in which autonomy from group to group can seem like an invitation to […]
November 2, 2016

Singleness of Purpose

George E. Vaillant, M. D. Class A (nonalcoholic) trustee A.A. General Service Board “Singleness of purpose” is essential to the effective treatment of alcoholism. The reason […]
November 1, 2016

The A.A. Rock Tumbler

I started drinking at the age of 14 and never once was I considered being a normal drinker. I drank for oblivion every day from the […]
August 30, 2016

Step Four & Spontaneous Writing

Immersion in the AA fellowship via daily meetings, telephone/clubhouse conversations, etc., kept my persistent obsession to drink at bay for my first six months of sobriety—albeit […]
August 30, 2016

Step Five – A Clean Slate

Most of us were born perfect and the slate was clean. From the very first day of our lives we started to experience different emotions (for […]
May 31, 2016
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Step Three in Action

The Third Step Prayer on my remains on my refrigerator year after year—not that I haven’t long ago memorized it, but it evokes a different meaning […]
May 31, 2016

Trust the Process

Why the program of Alcoholics Anonymous works so well, on the disease of alcoholism, is hard to fathom when we first come into AA. Most of […]
February 29, 2016
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Forgiving Myself

Getting rid of guilty pain through corrective measures It seemed as though my Fourth Step had enough guilty substance to last several lifetimes. I have been […]