Alcoholics Anonymous expanded the concept of alcoholism as a disease. Although the idea of “illness” helped many early and later members of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) to understand their alcoholism, Alcoholics Anonymous neither originated nor promulgated the disease concept of alcoholism. The main contribution of A.A. in this area was the broadening of the existing concept …∞
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,
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 …∞
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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I’m Slipping When I begin to dislike AA conversation or company ……. When I am willing to stay away from AA meetings ………. When I am beginning to take another persons inventory instead of mine When I am more afraid of being known as an AA member, than as a drunk ……….. When I begin …∞
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 …∞
People in recovery from codependency, addiction or alcoholism may have a tendency to over eat. These five tips may help. 5 Sneaky Eating Tips to Help You Lose Weight Dieting is out; smart eating for weight loss is in. That doesn’t mean deprivation. The best ways to cut excess weight include making changes you can …∞
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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