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A.A., Helps Alcoholics to help other Alcoholics

Alcoholics Anonymous, A.A. helps alcoholics to help other alcoholics to recover -- this is the significant contributing factor that helps the individual alcoholic -- in their own recovery. This is how and why -- A.A. works. For those who have gone to A.A. for help -- and later claimed that A.A. did not work for them -- the number one reason that it did not work for them was: they continued to go to A.A. to try to help themselves -- rather than to focus their efforts on helping other alcoholics. As A.A.'s -- we help ourselves to achieve and maintain our sobriety and recover from alcoholism -- by helping other alcoholics.

A.A.'s Guiding Principle is -- Giving Rather Than Getting.

A.A.'s Guiding Principle is -- Giving Rather Than Getting. A.A.'s Guiding Principle is -- Giving Rather Than Getting. It clearly states this in the book Alcoholics Anonymous, (page 128),. which is the basic text book on the A.A. program of recovery. It further states that "Helping others is the foundation stone of your recovery. A kindly act once in a while isn’t enough." (~ Big Book, page 97, Working With Others).

"But the ex-problem drinker who has found this solution, who is properly armed with facts about himself, can generally win the entire confidence of another alcoholic in a few hours. Until such an understanding is reached, little or nothing can be accomplished. "  ~ Big Book, page 18. helps A.A.'s and non-A.A.'s (Others) -- to help alcoholics and Others -- get the help that they need. 

The Primary Purpose of this website -- is to help you -- so that you can help others more effectively and efficiently by providing you with tools, information and resources that can assist you in your efforts.  To be helpful is our only aim. (~Big Book, page 89)

Why is recovery so difficult for the alcoholic and other addicts?

Simple: Alcohol, substances and behaviors (Lifestyle) became our "cure-all" for all of our problems. The substances and behaviors did for us what we could not do for ourselves -- without the substances and behaviors. And, this is why recovery for alcoholics and others is so difficult.  We simply do not want to give up what has proven to work for us -- until what worked for us begins to be so painful and harmful to us -- that we are forced to absolutely let it go!

This is why those of us in recovery HAD to seek a sufficient substitute for the substances and behaviors -- which is what we found in the Fellowships (community) and Program of Recovery (the 12 Steps).

Just like it is in recovery -- our website here will always be a "work in progress."  We are working hard to get more and more resources and information and recovery tools posted here that can help you.  So, please make it a point to check back often and notice our growth and change!  And, if we can be personally helpful to you -- please feel free to contact us, by using the contact form on the website.

Best wishes and highest regards to each of you who have come to visit with us!


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