My name is Doug, alcoholic and sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous since January 14, 1983. I want to thank the CO Reps for giving me the honor of becoming the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of SL Central Office, Inc. I am very grateful to be able to serve, to attempt to pay back
Category Archives: Lifeline
My journey in Alcoholics Anonymous started in February 2005. And like most of us, I was fairly beaten up when I arrived at AA’s doorstep. I was hopeless, helpless and by most other peoples account – heartless. My world had become very “small” since I had pushed everyone who cared about me away and I
“Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” My first recollection of Step Two was while sitting in an AA meeting in the basement of a church reviewing the large print of the 12 steps on the wall in front of me. To me this was like any other
At the time of his passing a month ago, I believe Ronnie to be the most tenured member of Alcoholics Anonymous in Utah. My memory is partial and probably not exact but I believe he joined Alcoholics Anonymous in about 1947, and fully committed in 1952. My father joined in 1948 in the same city
In the early 1990’s a Newcomer was looking at the AA Literature Catalog and saw the Big Book being sold in foreign languages. “Wow”, he thought, “we should get those for our Central Office!” Into Salt Lake Central Office he marched and stated to Arlene (our Central Office Saint/Manger). Let’s buy all the languages and
Fearless It hasn’t been long since this has begun But this feeling makes me feel strong Started out a skeptic, but came out of my shell Now I’m open and I feel I belong I never knew this could be easy Didn’t know these feelings I could feel But at last I have opened
My last drink was October 16, 2015. I had convinced myself after a year of sobriety that I was non-alcoholic. I was just what the book refers to as a “heavy drinker” because all of my partying occurred between the age of 12-21. I believed wholeheartedly that I could drink again because I was 21.