AA Literature Posts & Supplements

Many of the discussion topics chosen are taken from AA literature that may not be generally available to all participants in this meeting. This blog will share this AA literature that a chairperson has chosen that may not be generally available.

Many of the posts come from the over 60 years of archives from the monthly AA magazine, Grapevine. Other sources may include AA literature such as ‘As Bill Sees It’ as well as AA pamphlets.

There is also a growing set of quotes from the AA Big Book , Twelve and Twelve, Daily Reflections, and Living Sober.

All of these posts are categorized to allow quicker access. You can also search on key words that you are interested in learning more about.

Valuable Insights – Grapevine Article June 2023 by Anonymous

How Bill’s writing in the “Twelve and Twelve” helped him through a challenging time in his sobriety Seemingly out of nowhere, in my seventh year of sobriety in AA, I sank into a deep depression. The false promise of a drink was never far from my mind. I retreated from meetings. I stopped answering my…

A Candle of Hope – Grapevine Article April 1991 by Anonymous

Healing comes in many forms. This is written as a part of my healing, in the hope that it may help someone else. My search (in drinking and sobriety) has been for a belief in something beyond the tangible–a spirit of oneness with others–a Higher Power, I suppose. This search has taken many diverse routes–college,…

Eternal Values – As Bill Sees It #15

Many people will have no truck at all with absolute spiritual values. Perfectionists, they say, are either full of conceit because they fancy they have reached some impossible goal, or else they are swamped in self-condemnation because they have not done so. Yet I think that we should not hold this view. It is not…

Quantity Or Quality – As Bill Sees It #11

About this slip business—I would not be too discouraged. I think you are suffering a great deal from a needless guilt. For some reason or other, the Lord has laid out tougher paths for some of us, and I guess you are treading one of them. God is not asking us to be successful. He…

Giving Without Demand – As Bill Sees It #69

Watch any A.A. of six months working with a Twelfth Step prospect. If the newcomer says, “To the devil with you,” the twelfth-stepper only smiles and finds another alcoholic to help. He doesn’t feel frustrated or rejected. If this next drunk responds, and in turn starts to give love and attention to other sufferers, yet…

One Language – Grapevine Article July 1996 by Louise S.

An answering service call I took five months ago has shown me how AA functions in other cultures. The call was from a Latino mother. “Mi español es muy poco, muy mal,” I told her, but I got across my being in AA, took her phone number, and said that “un hombre con español” would…

Simple Truths in an Intellectual Age- Grapevine Article June 1975 by H.M.

Basic AA can work on faith alone but there are those who analyze themselves into trouble WE WHO COME into the fold of AA all have one common denominator: our alcoholic problem. Even the nonalcoholic who attends our meetings often has the same problem, except that hers (or his) is an alcoholic person whom she…

Progressive Gratitude – May 25th Daily Reflection

Gratitude should go forward, rather than backward. AS BILL SEES IT, p. 29 I am very grateful that my Higher Power has given me a second chance to live a worthwhile life. Through Alcoholics Anonymous, I have been restored to sanity. The promises are being fulfilled in my life. I am grateful to be free…

Sunlight and Air – Grapevine Article May 1999 by Cheryl M.

Step 5 – Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. I came to Alcoholics Anonymous young in years but sick of soul and full of secrets. Now, in my middle age, I no longer harbor secrets, and my soul is in better health than ever. It’s…

A Program Of Action – Grapevine Article March 1989 by J.L.

Step Three – Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. As an atheist with long-term sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous, I am occasionally asked how I resolve my atheist philosophies with the program’s strong reliance on belief in God’s participation in recovery from…

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