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Judging others

Before we judge another person’s actions let’s remember these words: “There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which can not fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation.”      –HERBERT SPENCER Advertisements

Emotional Pain

When first entering AA I was told, ” things beyond my wildest dreams would happen”, but reality is different.  Even sober we go through times of emotional crises.  Being sober doesn’t open the gates of heaven, but through AA and the 12 steps we are given  the tools to handle situations that were impossible for most of us. […]

Clearing the Mess: Step 7

  Step Seven “Humbly asked Him to remove our short­comings.” Indeed, the attainment of greater humility is the founda­tion principle of each of A.A.’s Twelve Steps. For without some degree of humility, no alcoholic can stay sober at all. Nearly all A.A.’s have found, too, that unless they develop much more of this precious quality than may be required […]

The original 13th Step

We have all heard of the 13th step, well the sad part is it was not the original meaning of the step. The founders of this great group originally talked about an unwritten 13th Step.  And it was a thing of beauty.  After living a life of sobriety by using the 12 Steps, the alcoholic took […]

The quiz question of the week is up !!

Come test your knowledge of A.A. Literature. The quiz question of the week is posted.  Just follow THIS LINK.

Can a group exclude you from joining?

Answer: Yes, an AA group can decide to exclude people. By AA Tradition the individual group is the highest authority in AA. This is not a slogan or fuzzy concept but the very basis of how the fellowship is structured. Tradition Four begins: With respect to its own affairs, each A.A. group should be responsible […]

Alcohol and its effects on the body

BB page 140: I well remember the shock I received when a prominent doctor in Chicago told me of cases where pressure of the spinal fluid actually ruptured the brain. No wonder an alcoholic is strangely irrational. Who wouldn’t be, with such a fevered brain? Normal drinkers are not so affected, nor can they understand the […]