Program Theory

November 22, 2017
step 10

Step Ten Directions Are Not on the Wall

Step Ten: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. Bill W’s writings communicate the Twelve Steps to us in a […]
October 30, 2017

I’m Just Not Ready Yet

Who can, positively, describe the dynamics of alcoholic thinking? No one can, as it is as diverse as the number of alcoholics in the world. So […]
September 25, 2017

Defects of Character

The following is an excerpt from the pamphlet “Going Through The Steps – A.A. Sponsorship Pamphlet” by Clarence Snyder 1944 In Step 4, we’re asked to […]
July 28, 2017

The God Idea

In the meetings that I attend on a regular basis the topic of God comes up quite often and that’s not surprising since there is such […]
June 30, 2017

AA Group Inventory

Many groups periodically hold an AA group inventory meeting to evaluate how well they are fulfilling their primary purpose: to help alcoholics recover through A.A.’s suggested […]
June 30, 2017

The Tenth Step

Each of our steps take a certain amount of thoroughness but for most of the steps, it seems we will be working on them for the […]
March 31, 2017

AA Meeting Etiquette

Recently, I have attended several meetings where things have gotten out of hand: I’ve heard rants about child services, rants about the government, and strained to […]
March 30, 2017
dealing with crosstalk

Keeping Crosstalk at Bay

A.A. has often been referred to as a “Benign anarchy” – a world in which autonomy from group to group can seem like an invitation to […]
November 2, 2016

Singleness of Purpose

George E. Vaillant, M. D. Class A (nonalcoholic) trustee A.A. General Service Board “Singleness of purpose” is essential to the effective treatment of alcoholism. The reason […]
November 1, 2016

The A.A. Rock Tumbler

I started drinking at the age of 14 and never once was I considered being a normal drinker. I drank for oblivion every day from the […]
August 30, 2016

Step Four & Spontaneous Writing

Immersion in the AA fellowship via daily meetings, telephone/clubhouse conversations, etc., kept my persistent obsession to drink at bay for my first six months of sobriety—albeit […]
August 30, 2016

Step Five – A Clean Slate

Most of us were born perfect and the slate was clean. From the very first day of our lives we started to experience different emotions (for […]