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Monthly articles on recovery and fellowship written by members of A.A. in San Francisco and Marin.


August 1, 2019 by The Point
by Anonymous When I was a barroom drunk, the lounge was my living room. The only reason that I went to my apartment was to shower and to sleep. Words like humility or ego were never mentioned. As I look back, I realize that the bar was my place of refuge, where I felt safe … Continue reading Pride & Humility

August 1, 2019 by The Point
by Bree L. I started drinking in 8th grade; I was 12. I’d sneak down and drink all the left-over cocktails after my parent’s parties. My high school A’s and B’s went to B’s and C’s and a few D’s when I started smoking pot. After my high school graduation, I was smack dab into … Continue reading Christina’s Way

August 1, 2019 by The Point
by Kathleen C. There are a lot of Buddhists in San Francisco and Marin A.A. A lot. Many of my favorite people. Old-timers, paragons of service, pillars of the A.A. community. Yet it gives me a twinge when I hear someone in a meeting quote their favorite Buddhist teacher or promote principles or tenets of … Continue reading Is Buddhism OK in A.A.?

August 1, 2019 by The Point
by John W. When I first got sober and worked the steps, I completed a thorough Step Eight (to the best of my ability at the time, which my sponsor had approved). I saved the experience in my spiritual tool kit for the days to follow. Step Ten of course kept me on track as … Continue reading All the Steps a Stage

August 1, 2019 by The Point
by Rick R. As we approach Step Eight in the 12 & 12 (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions), it describes the A.A.  journey as a “moving and fascinating adventure” (Page 77). In Step Nine we start the process of making amends, and by then we realize that the promises are already starting to materialize. It … Continue reading Fascinating Adventure

August 1, 2019 by The Point
by Robert S. It wasn’t always easy to be completely honest about all the persons and businesses I had harmed.  For many years I blocked out most of these painful memories. How I disgraced my well-respected father, mother, sister and family in general with my frequent public intoxication notices in the local newspaper. There was … Continue reading Step 8: Into Action

August 1, 2019 by The Point
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August 1, 2019 by The Point
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