In A.A. we place a lot of emphasis on our identity as “addicts”, “in recovery” or as “alcoholics”. But why are we addicts, alcoholics or in recovery? It’s because we have errant coping mechanisms or thinking errors about acceptable ways of dealing with an array of issues, from boredom to traumas. At some point during
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My name is Anthony L., I’m 30 years old, and this is my story of the power of God, using people as instruments to steer my life into A.A. and recovery, thus saving my life. When I was 27 living in SLC I had, once again, messed up my probation so I decided to go
My name’s Larry and I’m an alcoholic. I’ve been going to meetings for the entire 27 years I’ve been sober, and I want to share a story about one of my all-time favorites. A few months ago, a group mostly in early sobriety started a late-night meeting at 11:15 p.m. on Friday nights at Fellowship
The following story was originally published on Jason F. Wright’s blog in 2015 and has been republished here with permission. On Thanksgiving night in 2008, Taylor Richards of Sandy, Utah, sat in his dark car a few miles from his parents’ home. He was exhausted, cold, 25 years old, and a raging alcoholic. He was
Hi, my name is Kristine and I am an alcoholic. My journey in AA has been a series of lessons. Lessons of growth, through hardships and triumphs. My sponsor always used to tell me that in order to continue to learn and grow in recovery I would need to challenge myself to learn new things.
We had a great time at Recovery Day on Saturday, September 14th. Recovery Day celebrates many paths to recovery from alcohol and substance abuse, and Central Office showed up to join the festivities. We set up a table with meeting schedules, pamphlets, prayer cards, and even got to give away a little Big Book to