STEP TWO: The Power of the GOOD BY: D. S. | HONOLULU, HAWAIIMay 1977 THERE WAS a time when I blitzed through the Twelve Steps because I wanted to get well in a hurry. I reasoned that if these Steps were the program for recovery,
Step One of AA: The Journey Begin The first step of anything is a beginning, so the first step of the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 steps is the beginning of your recovery process. It’s actually really exciting, because it’s the first day of a new life.
Unity is Our Aim An Essay by Bill W. November 1948 One may say that anonymity is the spiritual base, the sure key to all the rest of our Traditions. It has come to stand for prudence, and most importantly, for self-effacement. True consideration for
The idea is in the air that AA might adopt Thanksgiving week as a time for meetings and meditation on the Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.
No Press Agents – No Promotional Devices – No Big Names: The Hazards are Too Great An Essay by Bill W. October 1948 Providence has been looking after the public relations of Alcoholics Anonymous. It can scarcely have been otherwise. Though we are more
We Take for Granted our Continued Unity as a Movement – But Should We? Tradition Ten – An Essay by Bill W. September 1948 To most of us, Alcoholics Anonymous has become as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar. We like to believe that it
Download PDF North Orange County Central Office (NOCCO) is an A.A. service office that involves partnership among groups in our community – just as A.A. groups themselves are partnerships of individuals. The office is established to carry out certain functions common to all the groups –
August 1948 The least possible organization, that’s our universal ideal. No fees, no dues, no rules imposed on anybody, one alcoholic brining recovery to the next; that’s the substance of what we most desire, isn’t it? But how shall this simple ideal best be realized?
Essay by Bill Wilson August 1947 How we ever got the book and our office through that summer of 1939 I shall never quite know. Had it not been for a truly sacrificial act on the part of Bert T., an early New York AA,
A-B-C’s of Meeting Topics Over the years, many of us have attended or chaired hundreds of AA discussion meetings. Good sponsors teach us that, if we are to be a Chairperson, we should prepare a topic for the meeting. Thoughtful preparation of a topic shows respect for the