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


April 1, 2021 by The Point
She became a licensed funeral director and worked in the funeral business, from Sacramento to San Francisco, and finally migrating back to Maui. Her drinking escalated ... Around this time, she decided she needed to have another baby. She looked for the most single biker she could find and within five months was married and pregnant.

April 1, 2021 by The Point
Sometimes it's better to not care too much. Really. Caring too much can destroy friendships, screw with your serenity and mess up your sleep schedule. I know: it's happened to me

April 1, 2021 by The Point
My name is Jackie and I am an alcoholic. I serve the San Francisco Fellowship as the Chair of our General Service District. While Intergroup serves the local needs of members in San Francisco and Marin Counties, our General Service District links the meetings in San Francisco to AA as a whole.

April 1, 2021 by The Point
Hostage-taking is a difficult topic for me to write about, because I don’t want to admit to it. The phrase struck me because I remember feeling that my own mother took people hostage, and I remember observing that my mom seemed to be held hostage by her parents and her brother in a family that was 100% alcoholics. Each person propped up the others and sucked them dry at the same time

April 1, 2021 by The Point
The word friend is misunderstood. We often refer to people we are associated with as friends. Others will say that you can count on one hand the true friends you will have in a lifetime. So where do these acquaintances come in?

April 1, 2021 by The Point
by John L I love trees. In any size, shape or form, be they deciduous or evergreen, conifer or broadleaf, fruit-bearing or ornamental, I love trees.  I love the play of light through a single tree or an entire forest as sun and wind conspire to cast ever-changing shadows in a heaven-sent kaleidoscope that delights … Continue reading Prose Poem: Trees

April 1, 2021 by The Point
AA members everywhere responded, adapted and met calamity with serenity

April 1, 2021 by The Point

April 1, 2021 by The Point

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