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


September 1, 2019 by The Point
 by Jerry L. Hi, my name is Jerry. My sobriety date is July 25, 1998. I drank and used drugs for 20 years before getting sober. For my personal life, I came to San Francisco from Seattle, Washington in 2001 for a visit and to see the sights. I had been clean and sober for … Continue reading Jerry’s Story

September 1, 2019 by The Point
Hyper-Local — For September we start with a classic formula from Jerry, who arrived in San Francisco in 2001—he tells what happened. Kathleen C. describes motherhood by the 101 freeway while “dry as a bone.” Jackie V. has a different take with Babies in Recovery in La Mission. North of the Golden Gate, John W. … Continue reading From the editor

September 1, 2019 by The Point
by Kathleen C. I thought of myself as a good mother: Didn’t I stop drinking while I was pregnant with my twin daughters? I didn’t even take any drugs when I gave birth. I didn’t have a program, I was dry as a bone, and my feelings bubbled up into rage and tears, but I … Continue reading Lost and Found

September 1, 2019 by The Point
by Jackie V. Alcoholism is like a colicky baby. If your life is like a bunch of spit-up, it’s telling you there’s work to do to get the burp up. There is a bunch of stuff to avoid and even more you could do everyday, or else your life will be as unmanageable as a … Continue reading Babies in Recovery

September 1, 2019 by The Point
Individual contributions to Central Office were made through August 15, 2019 honoring the following members:

September 1, 2019 by The Point
by John W. When I first heard people talk about humility and Step 9 I was annoyed at their seeming haughtiness. Later I had more reverence for the humility they appeared to be espousing. By working the steps with my sponsor, I now had a few sober days in my wake. However, I was no … Continue reading Step 9: Don’t Be Discouraged

September 1, 2019 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.

September 1, 2019 by The Point
by Rick R. At 9:00 AM I was just waking up with a terrible hangover. For some reason, my brain was telling me I was going to die prematurely if I didn’t do something about my drinking. But what was I supposed to do? The only thing that meant anything to me was earning enough … Continue reading Ending the Nightmare

September 1, 2019 by The Point
by Bree L. Emotionally absent, that’s what I was while either drinking or thinking about drinking. When I got sober there came a time when I wanted to make my 9th Step amends to five daughters. The last part of the amends was to ask if I’d overlooked anything and ask if there was anything … Continue reading My Nude 9th

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