September 10, 2014
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Serenity Prayer

Early in 1942, writes Bill W., in A.A. Comes of Age, a New York member, Jack, brought to everyone’s attention a caption in a routine New […]
May 11, 2015
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Twelve Spiritual Principles (Virtues)

Bill W. considered each step to be a spiritual principle in and of itself. However, particularly in the 12 & 12, he outlined the spiritual principles […]
May 28, 2015
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The A.A. Spirit

I attended my first AA meeting, in Santa Monica, California, about twelve hours after a three-day non-stop drunken binge; strange nonexistent music was still ringing through […]
August 31, 2015
AA Psychic Change

Psychic Change

During early months of recovery, the obsession to drink whiskey became increasingly more powerful and tempting; although I prayed to God with desperation many times every […]
November 24, 2015
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Dr. Carl Jung’s Solution for Alcoholism

It only takes one shot of whisky to whisk me on an uncontrollable drunken spree. Dr. Silkworth describes this as an abnormal allergy of the body, […]
December 1, 2015
Twelve Step Prayers

Twelve Step Prayers

Did you know, before the Big Book was published, the early members of AA studied the Bible? In fact, one of the possible names for AA […]
July 12, 2016
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The A.A. Program – Spiritual But Never ‘Religious’

One of the most common misconceptions about Alcoholics Anonymous is that it is a religious organization. New members especially, confronted with A.A.’s emphasis on recovery from […]
August 23, 2017

The Unselfish Spirit

Let there be no misunderstanding that our primary purpose is to stay sober and to help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. The degree that the individual […]
August 23, 2017

Spiritual Simplicity

Tackling the alcohol problem, the wreckage of the past and trying to be spiritual at the same time is a large order in the beginning. Most […]