AA service work

Service in AA

June 14, 2023

By Andy F

Categories: Alcoholics Anonymous

An inconvenient truth Not long after arriving in AA, when the alcoholic fog cleared, it became easier to absorb what I heard at meetings. In chapter five of the AA Big Book, on page 62, Bill W, the author of the Big Book, makes the following statement: “Selfishness – self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our […]

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One Day at a time

January 20, 2023

By Andy F

Categories: Alcoholics Anonymous

Popular AA slogan How often do we hear the phrase ‘One day at a time’? It’s particularly relevant to AA and most 12-step fellowships. This slogan has been popularized in AA since its inception in 1935. Google explains where and how this slogan came into being. It came as no surprise that the first answer offered […]

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“Keep it simple” – meaning

Keep it simple - meaning

January 3, 2023

By Andy F

Categories: Alcoholics Anonymous

A Popular AA slogan The slogan “Keep it simple” is displayed at AA meetings worldwide. In terms of recovery from alcoholism, what does it mean? Keep what simple? What is the “it” that alcoholics are supposed to keep simple? When you think about it, the meaning of this well-known AA expression is not as straightforward as it […]

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