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Abraham Lincoln on Alcoholism

The profound insight of the great President into the dilemma of the habitual drunkard. From Lincoln’s address to the Washington Temperance Society, Springfield, Ill. February 22 1842 Copyright © AA Grapevine, Inc., February 1964   “IN my judgment such of us who have never fallen victims have been spared more by the absence of appetite […]

Without defense

At a certain point in the drinking of every alcoholic, he passes into a state where the most powerful desire to stop drinking is of absolutely no avail. This tragic situation has already arrived in practically every case long before it is suspected. The fact is that most alcoholics, for reasons yet obscure, have lost […]

The Beginning

Carry the Message

Daily Reflections

JULY 27th GIVING FREELY We will make every personal sacrifice necessary to insure the unity of Alcoholics Anonymous. We will do this because we have learned to love God and one another. A.A. comes of age, p. 234 To be self-supporting through my own contributions was never a strong characteristic during my days as a […]


In the preceding chapters you have learned something of alcoholism. We hope we have made clear the distinction between the alcoholic and the nonalcoholic. If, when you honestly want to, you find you cannot quit entirely, or if when drinking, you have little control over the amount you take, you are probably alcoholic. If that […]

Recovery, Unity and Service