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Quotes …..

‘Before AA, I judged myself by my intentions, while the world was judging me by my actions’ Alcoholics Anonymous, p418, 4th ed.

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Acceptance and Surrender

It has become almost something of a cliche in society nowadays to use the adage that you cannot cope with a problem unless you first admit it. Not that this is a new or a […]

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The Need to Question Gratitude

Quite often in an AA meeting or similar, you will hear someone announce themselves as my name is so-and-so and I’m grateful alcoholic/ addict, or I’m a grateful recovering alcoholic/addict. Equally, you are quite likely […]

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The Myth of Tough Love

Tough love is one of those expressions that has crept into the vocabulary of mental health and 12 step recovery in recent years. It sort of implies that an action or directive is being given […]

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What is Emotional Sobriety ?

Everyone’s journey from active alcoholism into sobriety is both unique and complex. One thing that is fairly common however, is that when people do sober up, they have to start living with themselves without alcohol.

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What Does Rigorous Honesty Really Mean ?

The term rigorous honesty is used a lot in Alcoholics Anonymous, and in the 12 step recovery world generally. Its original intent was to make clear the need for people to really own and take […]

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Resources – Discussion Groups

MIP  – Known as Miracles in Progress, discussion forum for AA, Al-Anon, Coda, Acoa and NA   Sober Recovery  – Huge forum covering all aspects of Recovery, including specific drug topics   Tribe   – […]

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Resources – 12 Step Groups

AA  – Alcoholics Anonymous Al-Anon Family Groups NA – Narcotics Anonymous OA – Overeaters Anonymous DA – Debtors Anonymous      

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What is the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 and 12

The phrase the 12 and 12 is often used in AA meetings, and refers to a book written and published by one of the co-founders, Bill Wilson, entitled the 12 steps and the 12 traditions. […]

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What are Alcoholics Anonymous chips

The chips that are referred to in Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are in fact coin sized medallions that some people like to have as a time marker of their sobriety. People in alcoholics anonymous are often […]

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Alcoholics Anonymous Sayings

People in recovery tend to talk a lot – at meetings, on the phone, on zoom and face to face. Sometimes this can all be a bit irritating, but most of the time the things […]

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Are there any Alcoholics Anonymous Audio Books?

Audio recordings and audio books of Alcoholics Anonymous conventions, speaker talks and AA literature have been around for a considerable time, and have grown significantly in the age of the internet. There are numerous ways […]

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What are the AA promises?

The AA promises are a set of statements that come towards the end of chapter six in the book Alcoholics Anonymous, after the narrative detailing the process involved in step nine of the recovery program. […]

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What is the Alcoholics Anonymous symbol?

The symbol that is most commonly associated with Alcoholics Anonymous is that of a triangle located within a circle. Like many things within AA , it has been borrowed from other sources, most commonly associated […]

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Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has always realised the importance of people being able to contact them quickly, and gain quick and reliable information about the time and place of meetings, as well as more general information. […]

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What is the Alcoholics Anonymous Prayer?

Prayer and the nature of prayer and meditation have always been at the heart of the AA 12-step program, both in a formal and informal sense. Whilst there are many interpretations of what terms prayer […]

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Local AA Meetings

Finding an AA meeting close to where someone lives or works is a fairly crucial part of most people’s recovery, and thankfully most meetings are relatively easy to find. The easiest way for people to […]

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What is the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous ?

The organisation Alcoholics Anonymous takes its name from the book of the same name. Understanding the reason the book was written, how it is structured and what its real purpose is, is crucial to anyone […]

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous, often referred to as AA, is probably the best-known model of recovery for helping people who have a problem with alcohol. As an organisation, it has been around since the early mid-1930s, originating […]

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AA Resources

AA Meeting Finder GSO – World Wide    –  Covers North America and links to most other countries GSO’s (native language centers) GSO UK   –   UK and englsih speaking contimental Europe AA Literature GSO  […]