The Promises of AA

March 10, 2022

By Andy F

Categories: AA literature

What are the 12 promises of AA? The number 12 keeps coming up again and again in Alcoholics Anonymous. I have often wondered if twelve has any significance in numerology. Actually, it does. The number twelve carries religious, mythological and magical symbolism, generally representing perfection, entirety; or cosmic order in traditions since antiquity.  Wikipedia Perhaps it […]

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AA bedevilments

AA Bedevilments

February 9, 2022

By Andy F

Categories: AA literature

The eight bedevilments; what are they!? Believe it or not, I had been in AA for 25 years before I even heard about the eight bedevilments. I had no idea what they were or what they had to do with alcoholism. Were they just some kind of AA slang? I was told that they appear […]

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Emotional sobriety

Emotional Sobriety

July 5, 2021

By Andy F

Categories: AA literature

Physical sobriety I had been in AA for about 15 years when I first heard the expression ‘emotional sobriety.’ It immediately caught my attention. Could this expression be suggesting that emotional sobriety and physical sobriety was not the same thing? I had struggled with physical abstinence from alcohol for a long time after coming to […]

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