Since the first Alcoholics Anonymous Grapevine was published in June 1944 it has always included information and articles about sponsorship — one of the first forms of AA service. In 1947, Bill W. wrote, “More and more groups are adopting the idea of ‘sponsorship.’ Each newcomer is assigned a reasonably stable AA member whose ward …∞
The AA Recovery Program The relative success of the A.A. program seems to be due to the fact that an alcoholic who no longer drinks has an exceptional faculty for “reaching” and helping an uncontrolled drinker. In simplest form, the A.A. program operates when a recovered alcoholic passes along the story of his or her …∞
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FINDING SOBRIETY AND SAVING MONEY THROUGH SPIRITUALITY • Skepticism abounds regarding the role of “faith-based” groups in achieving and maintaining sobriety. • Yet treatment programs – both spiritual and cognitive-behavioral in approach – have the same inpatient costs and clinical outcomes. • One study found that spiritually-oriented programs have lower post-discharge costs and a higher …∞
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The AA Preamble is; A statement which briefly explains the purpose of AA. The preamble is read at the beginning of most AA meetings. Is is based on a portion of the foreword to the first edition of the Big Book. Defining Alcoholics Anonymous Following is the definition of A.A. appearing in the Fellowship’s basic …∞
S-Anon is a program of recovery for those who have been affected by someone else’s sexual behavior. What is S-Anon? The S-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of the relatives and friends of sexually addicted people who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. Our program of recovery is …∞
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Finding sobriety, and saving money, through spirituality Scepticism abounds regarding the role of “faith-based” groups in achieving and maintaining sobriety. Yet treatment programs – both spiritual and cognitive-behavioral in approach – have the same inpatient costs and clinical outcomes. Spiritually oriented programs have lower post-discharge costs and a higher rate of abstinence. Fellowship provided by …∞
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The Buddha’s Secret The Buddha spent years seeking the secret to understanding the human condition and the sufferings that go with it. His insight was simple, and it can free you of an illusion that promotes dependence. The secret is, “There is no secret.” Thus in Buddhism there is no Secret Doctrine. Twenty-five hundred years …∞
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 …∞
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It’s better to quiet your mind than to let negative thoughts run rampant