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A.A. Southwest Texas Area 68 District 1E 


Our purpose is to provide ease of access to and aid in locating meetings and information about our organization, service and recovery from alcoholism.  Our site and those referenced on it are not intended to replace face to face meetings or speed up the recovery process.  The District 1E website is meant to be used as a tool to enhance the spiritual development of the recovering alcoholic and a means of informing members about changes and events affecting our area. It is also hoped that our site will help AA members become more acquainted with, provide more support to, and feel more a part of other groups, their events, and AA as a whole.


 

A Brief Guide To AA

 


 

 

AA Preamble : 

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.  

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The Twelve Steps           (Click Here for the 12 Step Chapter Summaries)      


  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable.     Read Chapter
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.     Read Chapter
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.     Read Chapter
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.         Read Chapter
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.   Read Chapter
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.    Read Chapter
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.   Read Chapter
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make ammends to them all.     Read Chapter
  9. Made direct ammends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.     Read Chapter
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.    Read Chapter
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of his will for us and the power to carry that out.          Read Chapter
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of thes steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.  Read Chapter

The Twelve Traditions - Short Form /  Long Form                               (Click Here for the 12-Traditions-Chapter-Summaries)


  1. Our common welfare should come first;  personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.    Read Chapter
  2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority - a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants;   they do not govern.  Read Chapter

  3. The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.     Read Chapter
  4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.     Read Chapter
  5. Each group has but one primary purpose - to carry its message to the alcoholic that still suffers.      Read Chapter
  6. An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.     Read Chapter
  7. Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.     Read Chapter
  8. Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.  Read Chapter
  9. A.A. as such, ought never be organized;  but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.    Read Chapter
  10. Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues;  hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.           Read Chapter

  11. Our public relations policy is base on attraction rather than promotion;  we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.     Read Chapter
  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.  Read Chapter


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