More than Comfort

"When I am feeling depressed, I repeat to myself statements such as these: "Pain is the touchstone of progress." . . . "Fear no evil." . . . "This, too, will pass." . . . "This experience can be turned to benefit." "These fragments of prayer bring far more than mere...

Our Problem Centers In The Mind

"We know that as long as the alcoholic keeps away from drink, he usually reacts like other men. We are equally positive that once he takes any alcohol whatever into his system, something happens, in the both the bodily and the mental sense which makes it virtually...

Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment: Choosing the Best Option for You

Navigating various treatment options can be daunting at best. Inpatient or Outpatient? Something else? Here we offer guidance on how to choose the best treatment option for addiction or alcoholism.

Carol F. in Reno, NV September 1994

Sam 5-3-14

The Greatest Gift of All

"The greatest gift that can come to anybody is a spiritual awakening. Without doubt this would be the certain verdict of every well-recovered alcoholic in AA’s entire fellowship. "So, then, what is this “spiritual awakening,” this “transforming experience”? How can we...

Questions to Ask a Potential Rehab

Entering treatment can be a daunting and overwhelming prospect. Once you’ve decided to seek help, how can you best choose the right program for your specific situation and needs?

Light From A Prayer

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference." "We treasure our "Serenity Prayer" because it brings a new light to us that we can dissipate our oldtime and nearly fatal...

Take Step Eleven

"Well, he can strenuously try meditation, prayer, and guidance, just as an experiment. He can address himself to whatever God he thinks there is. Or, if he thinks there is none, he can admit - just for experimental purposes - that he might be wrong. This is...