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Principles before personalities

In working on my blog, I’ve recently been thinking about the 12 Traditions of A.A.. Like the 12 Steps, these Traditions are read out at the start of every A.A. meeting to help us remember how A.A. works. The 12 … Continue reading

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Step 11: Attempting to live a spiritual life

For me, Step 11 of the A.A. program is all about maintaining a a spiritual life. The step reads: “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of … Continue reading

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Do whatever helps

Last week I mentioned that I rarely go to A.A. meetings these days. When I first sobered up, I went to meetings regularly. Some people have found going to 90 A.A. meetings in 90 days a great way to get … Continue reading

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9 month chip!

February was a really big month for me in that first year of sobriety. In February, I made nine months of sobriety. It was the month I finished my first time working right through the 12 Steps of A.A., and … Continue reading

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There is so much “God” in A.A.

Anyone who has looked into it knows that “God” is a big part of getting sober through A.A. That can be a big hurdle for some people thinking about – or desperately needing to – sober up. Where do you … Continue reading

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Why I still work on “one day at a time”

Just a short post as I am on the road this week … Even after 25 years, “one day at a time” is part of how I stay sober. That’s because I know I cannot take my sobriety for granted. … Continue reading

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Working the A.A. Program Together

When I was just a few months sober, I was told about a group of people who were going to work through the 12 steps of A.A. in a six month period. The program was called Novelco. It used the … Continue reading

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