He finally put down the bottle and got to a meeting. But what was everyone talking about? And what did it have to do with drinking? My first AA meeting was on a Monday in August. That was the day I first reached out for help. I called the local number for AA after people… Read More Hats off to Tradition 5- from Grapevine
If you know the full name and the mailing address of the recipient: Give a Gift Subscription to a friend, a sponsee, doctor’s offices or for giveaways at anniversaries or events at your homegroup, district, or area level. Follow these steps: Go to store.aagrapevine.org. Click on the Gift Subscriptions box. Click on the Red Gift Bag… Read More 2020 Carry The Message Project- from AA Grapevine
“I was just feelings with legs.” This is something I just heard while distractedly listening to a radio program and trying to get some work done from home at the same time. The woman describing this was not talking about alcoholism or sobriety or recovery. But this is what I relate that sentence to. It… Read More AA in the Midst of Required Isolation- Blog Entry by Kara H.
Here is a very recent article I found compelling and well written. Here is the LINK Or here is the raw link if that one doesn’t work on your device: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/11/health/alcoholics-anonymous-abstinence-wellness/index.html
Thought for the Day Strength comes from coming to believe in a Higher Power that can help you. You can’t define this Higher Power, but you can see how it helps other alcoholics. You hear them talk about it and you begin to get the idea yourself. You try praying in a quiet time each… Read More March 25, 2020
Here are a list of events and meetings that are currently shut down due to Coronavirus: 3 Legacies 3/16/20 AREA 24 ANNOUNCEMENT:The Area 24 Service Weekend 3/21/20-3/22/20 has been cancelled. GENERAL SERVICE OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENT:The General Service Conference in New York City, NY has been cancelled live. They will still figure out how to teleconference the… Read More Closures due to COVID-19
“Selfishness, self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles. Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity, we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate. Sometimes they hurt us, seemingly without provocation, but we invariably find that at some time in the past we have made decisions… Read More Name that Page
On awakening let us think about the twenty-four hours ahead. We consider our plans for the day. Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives.
Over a period of drinking years, we’ve proved to ourselves and to everybody else that we can’t stop drinking by our own will power. We have been proved helpless before the power of alcohol. So the only way we could stop drinking was by turning to a Power greater than ourselves. We call that Power… Read More Thought for the Day