Honesty, open-mindedness, willingness

Honesty Open-mindedness Willingness

October 14, 2021

By Andy F

Categories: Untreated Alcoholism

H.O.W. – an acronym for honesty, open-mindedness and willingness Not long after coming to AA, the alcoholic mental fog began to clear. I kept hearing people at meetings sharing about something called the H.O.W. of the program. I was soon told that H.O.W. is an acronym for Honesty, Open-mindedness and Willingness. Members at meetings were […]

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What is an Agnostic?

September 28, 2021

By Andy F

Categories: Atheists, agnostics and freethinkers

Agnostics, atheists and freethinkers in AA When I was a newcomer to AA, I was introduced to two unfamiliar words. I heard them quite frequently at meetings. One was agnostic and the other atheist. I only had a limited understanding of their meaning. Some years later, the expression “freethinker” became popular in the fellowship. The […]

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Loneliness vs Solitude

Solitude

September 14, 2021

By Andy F

Categories: Untreated Alcoholism

The agony of early recovery After putting down the alcohol, it didn’t take long to find out why I drank. The early days of recovery were deeply traumatic. Daily meetings were the only place in the world where anything made any sense. Getting sober was like tearing a band-aid off a festering wound. Without alcohol, […]

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