Category Archives: A.A. Heroes

These are people who were hopeless and helpless when they came in to the program, and managed stay sober.

Chronic Relapsers

“There’s a person, then there’s people; I don’t know which one I am. There’s a person, then there’s people; I don’t know which one I am. They say a person shows his worth To the people of the earth And … Continue reading

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Relationships in the first year – Part II

I’ve got a friend who’s trying to find herself. She’s got another third of her life left — easily — and wants to experience “Sober Intimacy”. It got me thinking more about what the common wisdom in A.A. tells us. … Continue reading

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The Man with a Dog (and a Stick)

So my first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous was Mother’s Day, 1997. There was a guy there who had 3 days sober. He slept on the picnic table beside the building, or on the deck behind it. When called on in … Continue reading

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