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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“It has often been said of A.A. that we are interested only on alcoholism. That is not true. We have to get over drinking in order to stay alive. But anyone who knows the alcoholic personality by firsthand contact knows that no true alky ever stops drinking permanently without undergoing a profound personality change.” We …∞
Evaluating the Quality of Sponsorship and other Peer Guidance Relationships Twelve Step recovery fellowships have a system through which older members in successful recovery help orient new members to their particular recovery program. AA has formalized this process through the practice of sponsorship. Having a sponsor is an important indicator of intensity of mutual aid …∞
Reduced Costs for Participants of Alcoholics Anonymous The people in this study had never sought treatment for alcoholism. A comparison was made between those who wished to attend AA and those who were seeking professional outpatient help. At entry to the study AA participants had less education, less income, more adverse effects of alcohol, a …∞
Every AA group had the right to be wrong. When Alcoholics Anonymous was still young, lots of eager groups were forming. In a town we’ll call Middleton, a real crackerjack had started up. The townspeople were as hot as firecrackers about it. Stargazing, the elders dreamed of innovations. They figured the town needed a great …∞
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship designed and administered by a bunch of ex drunks whose only qualification for membership is that they can’t hold their grog and don’t want to learn how. It has no rules, dues or fees – nothing that any sensible organisation seems to require. At meetings, the speakers start on one …∞
These Ten Pointers are a summary of the lifesaving directions to recovery from alcoholism given in ‘How It Works’, chapter 5 of Alcoholics Anonymous – the AA Big Book. Completely give yourself to this simple Program. Practice rigorous honesty. Be willing to go to any lengths to recover. Be fearless and thorough in your practice …∞
Online AA Offers Digital Assistance for Recovery Many things can prevent people from attending Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings in person, from disability to lack of transportation to a sheer case of the nerves. Now, those unable to attend face-to-face AA meetings can do so virtually, thanks to computer technology and the Internet, the Canadian Press …∞
Do You Belong To The 12 Step group Group? I have often heard Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 step group members say they belonged to this or that group and began to wonder about what is really entailed in belonging to an AA group. Tradition 1 suggests our common welfare should come first, personal recovery …∞
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