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What is A.A?

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is... MORE»

History

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson (known as Bill W.) and Dr. Robert Smith (known as Dr. Bob). Subsequently, The history of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has been documented in books, movies, and AA literature... MORE»

The Doctor's Opinion

What is the cause of my drinking? When I begin drinking I never intend for it to get so out of control. When I sober up I vow that I'll never do it again but the day always comes when I drink again. What is wrong with me? Am I supposed to take... MORE»

Daily Reflection

OVERCOMING LONELINESS

Almost without exception, alcoholics are tortured by loneliness. Even before our drinking got bad and people began to cut us off, nearly all of us suffered the feeling that we didn't quite belong.

— AS BILL SEES IT, p. 90

The agonies and the void that I often felt inside occur less and less frequently in my life today. I have learned to cope with solitude. It is only when I am alone and calm that I am able to communicate with God, for He cannot reach me when I am in turmoil. It is good to maintain contact with God at all times, but it is absolutely essential that, when everything seems to go wrong, I maintain that contact through prayer and meditation.

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Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

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Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age

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As Bill Sees It

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Came to Believe

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Living Sober

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Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers

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Experience, Strength & Hope

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A Brief History of the Big Book

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Many Paths to Spirituality

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TOO YOUNG ?

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A.A.FOR THE WOMAN

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