AA Intergroup in Houston reports that their offices were spared significant damage from the storm. They are coordinating efforts to assist those groups that were affected. These efforts include the acceptance of AA literature (Big Books and 12&12’s), or donations to replace these. Remember that they can only accept donations from other AA members – we are self-supporting through our own contributions, even when the “we” crosses state lines.
More infomation can be found here, on the Houston Intergroup page.
“Alone in the town, I was scared to death of getting drunk. I was no longer a teacher or a preacher, I was an alcoholic who knew that he needed another alcoholic, as much as that one could possibly need me. Driven by that urge, I was soon face to face with Dr. Bob.”
AA Co-Founder, Bill W., July 1965
“A Fragment of History: Origin of the Twelve Steps,” The Language of the Heart
Our Meeting in Print!
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This time of year can be challenging for maintaining sobriety. We offer the following tips:
- Line up extra AA activities for the Christmas holiday season. Arrange to take newcomers to meetings, answer the phones at a clubhouse or central office, speak, help with dishes, or visit the alcoholic ward at a hospital.
- Be host to AA friends, especially newcomers. If you don’ have a place where you can throw a formal party, take one person to a diner and spring for coffee.
Continue reading Helpful Tips for a Sober Christmas!
For those who were not able to attend, recordings are now available for sale online from the Convention. The “Big Meetings” are the gatherings held of all in attendance (@60,000) in the Georgia Dome. Of note is the Old Timers’ Big Meeting on Saturday night, when a dozen old-timers, chosen by lot from those registered, share experience, strength and hope for 5 minutes each. (In order to quality as an ‘old-timer’ at International, one must have at least 50 years of sobriety.) The numerous workshops are normally a 3 speaker format, each sharing their experience for about 20 minutes on the topic at hand. All meetings are professionally recorded. Individual meetings are available by MP3 Download online or on audio CD. Two packages of recordings are also available; the three Big Meetings or the entire Convention. :
2015 International A.A. Convention Recordings
(scroll down for a listing of individual sessions)
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Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.
There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self supporting through our own contributions.
AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution;
does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes.
Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
From the 5th Chapter of the Book
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 at fault; they seem to have been born that way. They are naturally incapable of grasping and developing a manner of living which demands rigorous honesty. Their chances are less than average. There are those too, who suffer from grave emotional and mental disorders, but many of them do recover if they have the capacity to be honest.
Our stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now. If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it- then you are ready to take certain steps. Continue reading How It Works