What is A.A.? Alcoholics Anonymous is a voluntary, worldwide fellowship of men and women from all walks of life who meet together to attain and maintain sobriety. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership. Current Membership It is estimated that there are …∞
JUST FOR TO-DAY
Russ Tyson, well-known Australian radio and TV personality, in his 1973 book “The Best of Russ Tyson” (Melbourne : Lansdowne) with the subtitle of “Alcoholics Creed” sets out the nine paragraphs of JUST FOR TO-DAY,
Assisting Others The Twelve Step movement is sometimes called a self-help program. This falls short of describing what it really is. Mutual aid might be a better term. Self-help implies that an individual will help himself or herself. Mutual aid is a much different sort of thing. With mutual aid, we do help ourselves, but …∞
The 12 Step AA Way of Life We know that the letter “D” stands for quite a number of things, of which concern alcoholics, such as “drunk,” “debilitated,” “delirious” and “dead”. But did you know that the essence of each of the Twelve Steps (see below) of the AA program can be summed up in …∞
One day at a time sharing experience, strength and hope Any member of a 12-Step fellowship will tell you of the benefits of ‘sharing’ their feelings with other sufferers. This study proves what they have known all along that a problem shared is a problem halved. The other study gives support to the principle of …∞
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Indeed, the attainment of greater humility is the foundation principle of each of A.A.’s Twelve Steps.
Allow me to introduce my self I am your disease, your alcoholism your addiction. I hate meetings; I hate your Higher Power, And I hate anyone who finds peace through any 12-step program. To all who come in contact with me? I wish you loneliness, suffering despair and finally, death. I am cunning baffling and …∞
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My name is Dave and I am an alcoholic and also a compulsive gambler. I have been around the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous for 10 years. During that time, I managed to stay sober” for long periods, but then I would “bust” again, always kidding myself that I again had “control” over my drinking. More …∞
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) started in 1935 in Akron, Ohio, USA as a result of the meeting between a New York stockbroker and an Akron surgeon who were both hopeless alcoholics. They realized that alcoholism was a disease that could be treated by a system of applying spiritual values to daily living. Both men began working …∞
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What happens to your anxiety when you reduce or stop drinking, smoking or using? What happens to your alcohol, tobacco and other drug use when you feel anxious? In recovery what anxiety symptoms do you experience? When? Where? ANXIETY AND SUBSTANCE USE — Sometimes people use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs to cope with their …∞
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