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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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Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous

Tradition 6: An AA group should never endorse, finance or lend the AA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money property or prestige divert us from our primary purpose. Tradition 7: Every AA group should

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Drunk At A Substance Abuse Meeting

Is it appropriate to come drunk to a substance abuse meeting? I was in a group yesterday and the person sitting next to me had obviously been drinking. I truly care about this person but I left the meeting angry

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Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous

Tradition Three: The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking. This tradition is quite simple, you only need a desire to stop drinking. You don’t have to promise to stop you only have to want to.

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The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous

The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are the guidelines that keep AA alive and working. Without them there is a good chance that AA would not have become the lifeline for those of us that believe it keeps us

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My Will Be Done

My first sponsor said my mantra should be “my will be done”. She lovingly pointed out how often I said I will at the start of a sentence. Unfortunately what usually went a long with that was my stubbornness to

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The Definition of Insanity

The definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior expecting different results. This is actually not the real definition but its not that far from the truth. One of the real definitions of insanity is a “deranged state of mind”

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Plant A Seed For Sobriety

If you plant a seed for sobriety you will mostly likely be rewarded with a flower or plant. It takes work as you water the plant and make sure it has the appropriate lighting and soil. It also takes time.

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Self Discipline In Sobriety

The importance of self-discipline in sobriety is often over-looked and yet it is so important. Alcoholics Anonymous suggests that whatever we put before sobriety we will lose. I was visiting a friend in the hospital a few days ago. She

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