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Getting the 1 Year AA Chip

The 1 Year AA Chip The 1 year AA chip signifies the first full rotation around the sun with continuous sobriety.  It was milestone I sometimes considered unreachable. What the Newcomer often hears. It was something that seemed so far off as I sat collecting monthly AA chips.      Many time I would sit in a meeting and [...]

By | 2017-11-08T19:13:42+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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. [...]

By | 2017-10-20T14:47:50+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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. [...]

By | 2017-10-20T14:37:02+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sponsorship in Recovery

Sponsorship can be a touchy subject in programs of Recovery.  As a true AA Newcomer, the whole thought of going to AA or NA for the first time can be overwhelming.  What do I do? Do I even belong here?  Can I trust these people? Not feeling a "part of". How can they [...]

By | 2017-09-16T22:15:55+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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. Hey, I forgot my Big Book. Why don't we just talk? When things turn sour the [...]

By | 2017-03-30T06:38:51+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments