“Our membership ought to include all who suffer alcoholism. Hence we may refuse none who wish to recover. Nor ought A.A. membership ever depend upon money or conformity. Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation.” This is
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I was born to be a mother. Thankfully, my higher power gave me the gift of sobriety first. Twenty five years of binge drinking kept me from achieving my heart’s desires. I was 12 years old when I had my first blackout; I was 37 when I had my last. In between my first and
I want to express my gratitude for the amazing opportunity to attend the Pre Conference Assembly this past weekend in Vernal. I was recently voted in as my home groups GSR and was excited for the opportunity not knowing everything it entailed. I have attended the monthly GSR meeting and learned valuable information for myself
By the time I arrived at AA I had no doubt that I was an alcoholic. I arrived beaten down and willing to do whatever it took to stay sober. That meant doing the Twelve Steps to the best of my ability (though at the time my brain was so fried they made no sense
“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.