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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

MATERIAL AND SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING

Fear . . . of economic insecurity will leave us.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 84

Having fear reduced or eliminated and having economic circumstances improve, are two different things. When I was new in A.A., I had those two ideas confused. I thought fear would leave me only when I started making money. However, another line from the Big Book jumped off the page one day when I was chewing on my financial difficulties: “For us, material well-being always followed spiritual progress; it never preceded.” (p. 127). I suddenly understood that this promise was a guarantee. I saw that it put priorities in the correct order, that spiritual progress would diminish that terrible fear of being destitute, just as it diminished many other fears.

Today I try to use the talents God gave me to benefit others. I’ve found that is what others valued all along. I try to remember that I no longer work for myself. I only get the use of the wealth God created, I never have “owned” it. My life’s purpose is much clearer when I just work to help, not to possess.

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Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

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Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age

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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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