Archive | December 2013

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Step Three

Being convinced, we were at Step Three, which is that we decided to turn our will and our life over to God as we understood Him. Just what do we mean by that, and just what do we do? The first requirement is that we be convinced that any life run on self-will can hardly be […]

How it Works

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 […]

Daily Reflections

DECEMBER 25th AT PEACE WITH LIFE Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God’s will into all of our activities. “How can I best serve Thee — Thy will (not mine) be done.” ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 85 I read this passage each morning, to start off my day, because it […]

Tom: Downfall of a Functioning Alcoholic

The son of an alcoholic, Tom began drinking at a very young age. For much of the time, he was able to balance his family, his job, and his alcohol. However, the more success he had in his career, the more his drinking became a problem. And soon enough, the disease took everything he had. […]

Happy Sober Holidays

Alcohol Does Not Cook Off( A reminder)

Imagine preparing Boeuf Bourguignon or Grasshopper Pie without wine or liquor. Most chefs would shudder. Many gourmet cooks think that wine and spirits add essential flavor to dishes and that the alcohol evaporates in the cooking process. Not true, according to researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. After testing six recipes, including main dishes […]

A Prescription for Sobriety

(Taken from the Grapevine, Reprinted with permission of the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.) (Editor’s Note: In the opinion of the staff, the importance of the following interview lies in the fact that it represents the deductions of a man who is in the unique position of being able to appraise A.A, as both an “insider” and an […]