Program Theory

September 25, 2017

Defects of Character

The following is an excerpt from the pamphlet “Going Through The Steps – A.A. Sponsorship Pamphlet” by Clarence Snyder 1944 In Step 4, we’re asked to […]
July 28, 2017

The God Idea

In the meetings that I attend on a regular basis the topic of God comes up quite often and that’s not surprising since there is such […]
June 30, 2017

AA Group Inventory

Many groups periodically hold an AA group inventory meeting to evaluate how well they are fulfilling their primary purpose: to help alcoholics recover through A.A.’s suggested […]
June 30, 2017

The Tenth Step

Each of our steps take a certain amount of thoroughness but for most of the steps, it seems we will be working on them for the […]
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 […]