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Part Two: Excerpt from The Little Red Book Step Two

“Came to believe that a Power Greater than Ourselves could restore us to sane behavior.” The truth of the matter is that most of our members have only acted on the level of insanity during periods of intoxication. This is common practice for all drinkers who get “tight,” but to the alcoholic who shortens the […]

Step Two: Excerpt from The Little Red Book

Step Two: Came to believe that a Power Greater than Ourselves could restore us to sanity. Step Two deals with mental illness. For, “However intelligent we may have been in other respects, wherever alcohol has been involved, we have been strangely insane. It’s strong language, but isn’t it true?” No alcoholic acts sanely while drinking. […]

Alcohol affects memory and treatment

According to a recent study, alcoholism can disrupt memory functioning well before incurring the profound amnesia or Korsakoff’s syndrome. “Chronic alcohol consumption mainly affects episodic memory and working memory,” says Edith V. Sullivan, of Stanford University School of Medicine. Episodic memory is impaired in some alcoholics, who have difficulties in remembering a grocery list, a route […]

The Obsession to drink

There have been many medical studies that show that alcoholics’s body doesn’t react to alcohol in the same way as a non-alcoholic’s body does. When a non alcoholics drink, the alcohol gets broken down in their bodies in several stages: into water, sugar and carbon dioxide. But there’s been a lot of evidence that the […]

The latest issue of About AA from the General Service Office

A.A.’s Basic Text’ Hits Another Milestone: 75 Years and Counting. The year was 1939. Hedy Lamarr, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner and Greta Garbo were the country’s pin-up queens. “There’s no place like home” and “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn” were the best-known quotes from the most popular films released that year, The […]

God of our own understanding.

Much to our relief, we discovered we did not need to consider another’s conception of God. Our own conception, however inadequate, was sufficient to make the approach and to effect a contact with Him. As soon as we admitted the possible existence of a Creative Intelligence, a Spirit of the Universe underlying the totality of […]

Why I love sharing at A.A. meetings

I consider A.A. meetings like medicine I need to take daily and I found that the medicine is most effective if I can share something with others. Some of the most extra-ordinary things have happened to me because of sharing my experiences.  I remember well when I first started attending meetings I had all kinds […]