September is National Recovery Month. Members of Alcoholics Anonymous know that recovery is possible. Thanks to our founders, Alcoholics Anonymous has been the springboard for recovery from many other issues. Our twelve steps have been adopted and successfully utilized by many. Let’s look at Step nine, Tradition nine and Concept nine. [Read More >>]
August is considered a power month, tapping into the energy of completion, the tying of loose ends and leading to a brighter future. We don’t know if the founders of A.A. knew this when they conceived the Twelve Steps but it certainly fits. This month we will review Step, Tradition and Concept 8. [Read More >>]
Welcome to the summer of 2020. We hope you are doing well as we cope during these strange times. During this coronavirus outbreak, the news changes rapidly, and we are doing our best to keep up with it. Of note, the 2020 International Convention will be held virtually this year & the most recent Box 4-5-9 reflects how G.S.O met uncertainty with resiliency during the pandemic. [Read More >>]
We know that many A.A. members are excited by the prospect of meeting in-person again. The purpose of this post is to provide information for groups to consider about safely reopening in-person meetings. We hope you find the suggestions useful for your groups to consider when planing how to reopen a meeting in a safe & spiritual way. [Read More >>]
In this era of social distancing, recovering alcoholics are increasingly turning to online meetings as a way to stay sober. And with that comes some precautions we should take to safeguard our anonymity and try to manage participants who disrupt the meeting. While disturbances can happen in physical meeting rooms, the anonymity of the internet provides a shield for the predators. Fortunately, while not possible to maintain absolute security, there are a number of features available to handle the more disruptive participants. [Read More >>]
Due to the continued concern regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), a number of facilities that host A.A. meetings have chosen to close for a period of time. Some have moved and others are cancelled until further notice. We will list changes as soon as possible after being notified with the tag Temporary Closure after the meeting name. If you become aware of any closure or change, please notify us immediately by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. [Read More >>]
Many of you may have health and safety concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may impact your groups and meetings. Though providing guidance on health issues is outside the scope of the A.A., gathering professional information can help make an informed group conscience, and there are some commonsense measures that can be taken. [Read More >>]
It’s March and that brings the promise of warmer sunny days. It’s also the month we focus on step three, tradition three and concept three. Our featured committee this month is Bridging the Gap (BTG)/Treatment which connects alcoholics transitioning out of treatment facilities with A.A. members who bring them to their first A.A. meeting outside the institution. This essential Twelfth Step service helps connect sober members of Alcoholics Anonymous with people in treatment facilities who are interested in going to an A.A. meeting upon their release.
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It’s February and this month we focus on step two, tradition two and concept two. The Cooperating with the Professional Community (C.P.C.) is our featured committee this month. Cooperating with nonalcoholic professionals is an effective way to carry the message to the sick alcoholic. Such people often meet the alcoholic in places where A.A. is not present. Many of these people often encounter the suffering alcoholic, and, despite public awareness, many of them simply don’t know what to do with a drunk.
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Welcome to 2020! At Southern Delaware Intergroup (SDI), we begin a new year with a rotation of new officers, serving two-year terms. Congratulations Joyce (chair) and Amy (alt-chair)! We know you will do some great service. It’s also the year Alcoholics Anonymous will hold its International Convention to celebrate A.A.’s 85th anniversary in Detroit, MI from July 2 to 5. [Read More >>]