AA Chips and the Circle and Triangle Logo

Some talk on AA Chips AA Chips or AA Medallions are small round tokens that are given to members of Alcoholics Anonymous.   Narcotics Anonymous and other sobriety groups also present their members with medallions and keytags. These tokens mark achievements in sobriety and recovery. Early on, many people in AA carried personal momentos to remind themselves of the significance of their sobriety. […]

AA Chips and the AA Logo Usage

Some talk on AA Chips AA Chips or AA Medallions are small round tokens that are given to members of Alcoholics Anonymous.   Narcotics Anonymous and other sobriety groups also present their members with medallions and keytags. These tokens mark achievements in sobriety and recovery. Early on, many people in AA carried personal momentos to remind themselves of the significance of their sobriety. […]

How Self-Searching and Numbers Up Led Me to a 9th Step Amends

I remember working up to my 9th Step and how the first several names were just automatic. It was clear that a 9th Step amends was owed. They were made up up people from the last 20 years of my life.  I was almost 46 when I wrote it. The list comprised girlfriends, business associates, close friends of the time […]

13 Stepping

What is 13 Stepping?  Simply put, when a person with some time and experience in a 12 Step Program hits on and engages in a relationship with a newcomer.  This relationship is typically sexual in nature.  The behavior can often have disastrous results. When things turn sour the newcomer might use this as justification to leave the program. This can lead to a relapse back to […]