he Seventh Tradition states: “Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.” While contributions cover each group’s rent and other expenses, the Seventh Tradition is essential at every level of A.A. service. It is both a privilege and a responsibility for groups and members to ensure that not only their group, but also… Read More Contributions & Self-Support
“Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.” In step three of AA you are making a decision: it’s that simple. You make decisions all day everyday, right? Making a decision to turn your will over to God or a “Higher Power” can… Read More Breaking Down Step Three of AA Alcoholics Anonymous – From Jason Whaler Diaries
Three R’s of the Ninth Step In real life matters of the heart, it’s not always easy to maintain the focus of your purpose of step 9. The three R’s will help you stay on target when making amends. Restoration Restoration is to bring something back to the way it was. Usually things that are… Read More Some insight to Step 9
My name is Rafael and I’m an alcoholic. I got sober in Berlin and have been living there for more than eight years. One of the reasons I chose this city was that it seemed to be socially acceptable to drink at all times and almost everywhere. I only got to enjoy that for a… Read More Out Of My Comfort Zone- from AA Continental European Region
Some things have come to light recently when it comes to the “new normal” of recovery. We say “new normal” because, at this point, we do not know how long our meetings, fellowship, and recovery lives will continue to look a bit differently than they have in almost all of AA history. This is the… Read More New Normal- How do we 12-step & Fellowship?
BY: JUDITH H. | LEWISBURG, PAImagine if Bill and Dr. Bob could see us now? A member’s lifeline during a crisis is just a button away How am I supposed to stay sober during this? There are no stories of experience, strength, and hope during a plague! I’ve checked the Big Book. What do we… Read More Virtual MeetingLand
Dear A.A. friends,We in A.A. – here at G.S.O., along with the rest of the world – continue to experience an unprecedented situation. Without question, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Fellowship, including our organized service structure, is facing enormous challenges, locally and globally. For many of us, the most prominent example is that, for… Read More Alcoholics Anonymous, COVID-19 and Our Seventh Tradition