Our Greatest Danger: Rigidity by Bob P. This is my 18th General Service Conference — the first two as a director of the Grapevine and A.A.W.S., followed by four as a general service trustee. In 1972, I rotated out completely, only to be called back two years later as general manager of G.S.O., the service
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Soon you’ll be back out there in the real world again. You’ll find it’s the same old world with the same old problems. No matter where you live, you’ll still have your full share of those problems. Plus the one problem that can make all the others seem a lot bigger than they really are.
From BS to IS by Lisa O. I like to divide my life into two periods, before sobriety which I term “BS” and in sobriety, for which I use “IS.” While I was living in my BS, I would read metaphysical books and study philosophy, religion and esoteric subjects like biofeedback and how to make
How many of you have seen the picture titled: “The Man on the Bed”? I hope you have, we own it. It is an illustration that was done by a Grapevine volunteer illustrator and presented to Bill W. in 1955. It is a depiction of that first visit to St. Thomas hospital in Akron, where Bill
GENERAL SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITES; Facebook and other social networking websites are public in nature. Though users create accounts and utilize usernames and passwords, once on the site, it is a public medium where A.A. members and non A.A.s mingle. As long as individuals do not identify themselves as A.A. members, there is no conflict of
So You Think You’re Different by John T. I’m an alcoholic! I was working for a large beer distributor and I was very successful in sales. What a great job, everyone drank. At least that’s how I saw it! That’s why when people would say to me; do you think you might have a problem
The Wreckage of the Present by Preston B. Over the years I have witnessed people who seem to have been solid members of the program go out and drink again. The reasoning is inconsequential, because if they are real alcoholics, the only actual reasoning for them drinking again is that the obsession returned and