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Marty Mann:”Women Suffer Too”

Marty Mann is scarcely a household word today, yet she is arguably one of the most influential people of the 20th century. Marty’s life was like a blazing fire, but was nearly extinguished by personal tragedy and degradation. She rose to a triumphant recovery that powered a historic, unparalleled change in our society. Through her […]

Excerpts from The Little Red Book Step Three; part one

STEP THREE Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. Step Three identifies the spiritual illness of alcoholism and suggests a simple, effective remedy. Success with it, or other Steps in our program, is not a matter of chance but of right thought and […]

Step 3 by Joe McQ

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 […]

Giving It Away

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, […]