Tag: Alcoholics-Anonymous

18 Months Sober: Fulfilling the Promise of Hope

18 months after stopping drinking My sponsor sent me a picture yesterday of someone opening a wine bottle in the hatchback of their SUV at 11 o’clock in the morning.  She commented she was glad that was not her anymore.  I agreed but said I would’ve at least waited until I got inside the car.

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If AA Were Invented Today

I, like many others who found themselves in a cyber-community learning to develop a better attitude towards alcohol, had a visceral horror of AA. With me, it was very personal. My drunk brain lay virtually all of the blame for my misfortunes down to the fact that my ex-husband became so involved, so wedded to

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The Good Stuff about Alcoholics Anonymous

Pouring Coffee at Alcoholics Anonymous

First a disclaimer, my most intense AA grudges are rooted in the trauma of growing up Catholic. Otherwise, I would do what many folks do: Focus on the good of AA and ignore/laugh off the rest, plus add a zing of rebellion. I would refer to myself as “AA Member” and not “Alcoholic” because that’s

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