Program Theory

May 31, 2016
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Step Three in Action

The Third Step Prayer on my remains on my refrigerator year after year—not that I haven’t long ago memorized it, but it evokes a different meaning […]
May 31, 2016

Trust the Process

Why the program of Alcoholics Anonymous works so well, on the disease of alcoholism, is hard to fathom when we first come into AA. Most of […]
February 29, 2016
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Forgiving Myself

Getting rid of guilty pain through corrective measures It seemed as though my Fourth Step had enough guilty substance to last several lifetimes. I have been […]
February 2, 2016
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Anonymity on the Internet

Breaking a Tradition can happen on social networking sites, but it’s easily prevented The Twelve Traditions are of the utmost importance for the survival of AA […]
January 22, 2016
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Burning of Guilt

The Fifth Step Promise: “The feeling that the drink problem has disappeared will often come on strongly,” excited me greatly because I had unsuccessfully stopped drinking […]
September 30, 2015
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Taking Stock Honestly

During the mid-1930s, two anonymous ladies from England sought spiritual guidance by praying to God, then recorded on paper as they “listened” to what God had […]
August 31, 2015

The Challenges of Being Self Supporting

How one group dealt with the challenges of being self supporting through our own contributions. I found sobriety the old fashioned way—people thought I was a […]
July 31, 2015

How AA Relates to Events, Fund Raising & God

Clearing up the confusion… We have had many phone calls at the Cleveland District Office as to whether certain events are AA or not. We have […]
July 31, 2015
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Social Networks (e.g. Facebook) & Anonymity

Traditionally, AA members have always taken care to preserve their anonymity at the “public” level: press, radio, television, and films; today this extends to the Internet […]
January 28, 2015
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What Does Surrender Mean?

For reasons still obscure, the program and the fellowship of AA could cause a surrender, which in turn would lead to a period of no drinking. […]