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Beginners Pamphlet

Beginners Pamphlet Questions 1. Do you lose time from work due to your drinking?2. Is drinking making your home life unhappy?3. Do you drink because you are shy with other people?4. Is drinking affecting your reputation?5. Have you ever felt remorse after drinking?6. Have you gotten into financial difficulties as a result of your drinking?7. …

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Preamble

Preamble Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share theirexperience, strength and hope with each other that they maysolve their common problem and help others to recover fromalcoholism.The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are selfsupporting through our own contributions. A.A. …

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SOCIAL MEDIA EXCERPT FROM GSO

Beginners Pamphlet Questions GENERAL SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITES“Facebook and other social networking websites are public in nature. Though users create accounts and utilize usernames and passwords, once on the site, it is a public medium where A.A. members and non A.A.s mingle. As long as individuals do not identify themselves as A.A. members, there is no …

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Safety Card

SAFETY CARD FOR A.A. GROUPS (The General Service Office has made this optional statement available as an A.A. service piece for those groups who wish to use it.) Suggested Statement on SafetyOur group endeavors to provide a safe meeting place for all attendees and encourages each person here to contribute to fostering a secure and …

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12 Traditions

THE TWELVE TRADITIONS OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (SHORT FORM) 1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends uponA.A. unity.2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority—a loving God asHe may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are buttrusted servants; they do not govern.3. The only requirement for A.A. membership …

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How it Works

Rarely… …have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Those who donot recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program,usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of be ing honest with themselves.There are such unfortunates. They are not at fault; they seem to …

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Primary Purpose

THIS IS A CLOSED MEETINGOF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS This is a closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. Insupport of A.A.’s singleness of purpose, attendance atclosed meetings is limited to persons who have a desireto stop drinking. If you think you have a problem withalcohol, you are welcome to attend this meeting. We askthat when discussing our problems, …

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Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,Courage to change the things I can,And wisdom to know the difference. AA.org

12 Steps

Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a program of recovery: The Twelve Steps 1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had becomeunmanageable.2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to …

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