Archive | April 2013
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Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves. There are such unfortunates. They are not at fault; they […]
Thought for the Day We’re so glad to be free from liquor that we do something about it. We get into action. We come to meetings regularly. We go out and try to help other alcoholics. We pass on the good news whenever we get a chance. In a spirit of thankfulness to God, we […]
For those wanting to join AA’s 78 th anniversary celebration in Akron Ohio, on June 10, 2013 please click HERE for more information.
Using alcohol to cope with stress may actually make a person’s response to stress worse, say researchers at the University of Chicago. Stress may also alter the way that alcohol makes a person feel in a way that increases the likelihood of drinking more alcohol. “Alcohol can decrease the hormone cortisol which the body releases […]
By sharing our experiences with others we learn another of recovery’s paradoxes: we keep it by giving it away. Recovery is an experience of mutuality: we constantly give and receive. We become empowered by empowering others, and the way we do this is by sharing our experience, strength, and hope. This doesn’t mean we “fix” others, […]
APRIL 24th LEARNING TO LOVE OURSELVES Alcoholism was a lonely business, even though we were surrounded by people who loved us. . . . We were trying to find emotional security either by dominating or by being dependent upon others. . . . We still vainly tried to be secure by some unhealthy sort […]
Two real-life examples of how confidentiality in A.A. is treated in the eyes of the law: LEWISTON — An Alcoholics Anonymous member’s story began with the arrival of a Lewiston police officer. A uniformed cop trying to find somebody — apparently a suspect in a crime — marched into the middle of an Alcoholics Anonymous […]