Program Theory

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
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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 […]
February 2, 2016
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Anonymity on the Internet

Breaking a Tradition can happen on social networking sites, but it’s easily prevented The Twelve Traditions are of the utmost importance for the survival of AA […]
January 22, 2016
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Burning of Guilt

The Fifth Step Promise: “The feeling that the drink problem has disappeared will often come on strongly,” excited me greatly because I had unsuccessfully stopped drinking […]