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


March 1, 2020 by The Point
Click for audio! The 7:00 a.m. in Fairfax is in a large room which doubles as the City Council meeting location. Great pastries in the morning, often home-made and great sobriety there. Everyone seems to have at least 100 years, except the frequent newcomers who are welcomed like family (at least the family you wanted to be part of)

March 1, 2020 by The Point
Brad O. discovered Wake Up after completing his 30 days. He also just completed a secretary stint. There’s Jamey R., the coffee maker extraordinaire, who supplies the delicious Top of the Hill Cafe donuts. Jamey says the timing is perfect as she comes over from Daly City. Eight o’clock in the morning works for her exercise schedule.

March 1, 2020 by The Point
This year's Sobriety by the Bay Conference held meetings in a historic and beautiful location. Gathering with alcoholics who traveled from all over the Bay Area made for an electric atmosphere. You could feel the gratitude

March 1, 2020 by The Point
I feared leaving my job, but felt like I was dying inside because I couldn’t show my true self and skills. I was going back and forth with looking for a new job for about two years. I became so depressed ... I spoke to many people and I even asked for a sign

March 1, 2020 by The Point
One month after the first edition of the Big Book was published back east, I was born in St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco in May 1939 to John Flynn and Elizabeth (Stumpf) Flynn. They were both born at the end of the 1800s: dad to two migrants from poverty in Ireland, and mom to two migrants from poverty in Germany. Mom’s dad, it turned out, was a sometimes raging alcoholic

March 1, 2020 by The Point
It is very gratifying to watch the progress of a newcomer who comes into the meeting overwhelmed with typical alcoholic problems explaining them to the group. Within a month, we see their whole outlook on life change

March 1, 2020 by The Point
Faithful Fivers are A.A. members who graciously pledge to contribute at least $5 each month toward the support of Central Office. Faithful Fiver contributions go a long way in helping make our vital services possible.

March 1, 2020 by The Point
Individual contributions to Central Office were made through February 15, 2020 honoring the following members:

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