Chapter Four

“We Agnostics In the preceding chapters you have learned something of alcoholism. We hope we have made clear the distinction between the alcoholic and the non-alcoholic. If, when you honestly want to, you find you cannot quit entirely, or if when drinking, you have little control over the amount you take, you are probably alcoholic.… Continue reading Chapter Four

Chapter Three

“More About Alcoholism Most of us have been unwilling to admit we were real alcoholics. No person likes to think he is bodily and mentally different from his fellows. Therefore, it is not surprising that our drinking careers have been characterized by countless vain attempts to prove we could drink like other people. The idea… Continue reading Chapter Three

Galway Area Convention 2024

Galway Area Convention 2024 Fri 5th, Sat 6th, Sun 7th January 2024 Theme: To Be Announced Venue: The Galway Bay Hotel(GPS coordinates: 53.258155, -9.084312). Google Map to Galway Bay Hotel List of local B and B’s More Information Here as agreed by Galway Area Committee

Chapter One

Bill’s Story War fever ran high in the New England town to which we new, young officers from Plattsburg were assigned, and we were flattered when the first citizens took us to their homes, making us feel heroic. Here was love, applause, war; moments sublime with intervals hilarious. I was part of life at last,… Continue reading Chapter One

Chapter Six

Into Action Having made our personal inventory, what shall we do about it? We have been trying to get a new attitude, a new relationship with our Creator, and to discover the obstacles in our path. We have admitted certain defects; we have ascertained in a rough way what the trouble is; we have put… Continue reading Chapter Six

Chapter Five

How it Work Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves. There are such unfortunates. They are not… Continue reading Chapter Five

Step Twelve

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. The joy of living is the theme of A.A.’s Twelfth Step, and action is its key word. Here we turn outward toward our fellow alcoholics who are… Continue reading Step Twelve

Step Eleven

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. Prayer and meditation are our principal means of conscious contact with God. We A.A.’s are active folk, enjoying the satisfactions of dealing with… Continue reading Step Eleven

Step Ten

Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. As we work the first nine Steps, we prepare ourselves for the adventure of a new life. But when we approach Step Ten we commence to put our A.A. way of living to practical use, day by day, in fair weather or… Continue reading Step Ten

Step Nine

Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. Good judgment, a careful sense of timing, courage, and prudence—these are the qualities we shall need when we take Step Nine. After we have made the list of people we have harmed, have reflected carefully upon each… Continue reading Step Nine

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