“Admitted we were powerless over alcohol that our lives had become unmanageable.”
1. Every “natural” instinct cries out against the idea of a personal powerlessness (defects of the thinking mind).
2. We perceive that only through utter defeat are we able to take our first step toward liberation and strength (making the admission we are […]
Greetings, Salt Lake Central Office! Spring comes again, and life quickens. The good thing about controversy is what it does to attendance at the business meeting. We were over 50 in March compared to 30 in February. The bad thing about controversy is that people get frightened, and frightened people do dangerous things. I’ll begin […]
All of us in recovery have to deal with various levels of sickness, from the common cold to life-threatening illnesses. One gift of sobriety is having a choice in how we deal with loss of our physical health.
Our story began a few years ago when my husband was diagnosed with a very rare cancer. […]
48th Annual Pacific Region Alcoholics Anonymous Service Assembly 2015
PRAASA is held in Utah only once every 15 years and this past March was our year! 1,243 members attended! My name is Keeley, I’m an Alcoholic and the GSR for Sunday Morning Breakfast Meeting. I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to go to PRAASA! I learned […]
“For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority – a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.”
In Alcoholic Anonymous there is no such thing as individual authority. No one member “directs” or “controls” the actions of the other members […]
“Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.”
“Each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part of a great whole. A.A. must continue to live or most of us will surely die. Hence our common welfare comes first. But individual welfare follows close afterward.”
Our whole A.A. program […]
How It works…Step 2
When, therefore, we speak to you of God, we mean your own conception of God. This applies, too, to other spiritual expressions which you find in this book. Do not let any prejudice you may have against spiritual terms deter you from honestly asking yourself what they mean to you. At […]
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