Tag: AA

This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

Alcoholics Anonymous(AA) has many wonderful slogans and “This Too Shall Pass” is one of my favorites. So often when life is throwing things at us we think it will never end. It is hard to remember when life was easier.

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Making Good Decisions

Active addicts and alcoholics have trouble making good decisions. They rarely have a clear head even if in certain moments they are sober. The difficult part is that decisions we make seem good at the time. It is only in

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“Relieve Me of the Bondage of Self”

“Relieve me of the bondage of self” is a sentence from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) third step prayer. Many of us are in bondage to ourselves whether we are alcoholics or not. The world revolves around what we want and what

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More on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

I thought I would do more on the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous(AA) as there appears to be some interest in it on my site. My experience has been that people who really want to be sober understand that there

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Staying Sober During Holidays

One of the hardest things for a newly recovered person is staying sober during holiday’s. For many people alcohol is a big part of the celebration. I drive by liquor stores during Christmas and the parking lot is typically filled

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It’s Not Fair!

How many times have we heard a child say “it’s not fair”? Then we go on to say how sometimes life isn’t fair and it is just something we have to learn to live and we smile at them sure

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Instant Sobriety

People who don’t understand alcoholism expect that five days in detox leads to instant sobriety. Wishful thinking but not realistic. We did not get to the bottom of the alcoholic barrel overnight and we are not getting sober overnight either.

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Afraid of Getting Sober

It doesn’t seem possible that anyone could be afraid of getting sober, however there is a tremendous amount of fear involved. Whether you are headed for a rehab or just thinking about putting down the drink it is the fear

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I Am Responsible

When anyone, anywhere reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA always to be there; for that I am responsible. This is a declaration from an international convention of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1965. This is the platform on

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Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous 9-12

Tradition 9: AA as such, should never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve. AA should only be as organized as needed to get work done. No one governs anyone else

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