Monthly articles on recovery and fellowship written by members of A.A. in San Francisco and Marin.

Alcoholic in the Time of COVID

By |October 31st, 2020|The Point|

When London Breed posted instructions to nest in place eight months ago, I figured it would be easy-peasy for this alcoholic. Isolating was easy. It was most comfortable to go it alone and block out the outside world. The first month I read four books, watched a ton of videos, caught up with American’s Got Talent and perused a bunch of TED Talks

Keeping My Side Clean

By |October 31st, 2020|The Point|

I always held back everything, danced and two stepped around the subject because survival depended on it in the old lifestyle. I was trying to defend myself from others.

Dealer

By |October 31st, 2020|The Point|

During my drinking days I used to deal marijuana. I gave a good deal for the money and my dope sales funded my drinking. Fast forward to double digit sobriety ...

Body of Work

By |October 31st, 2020|The Point|

Walking with women in graceful recovery has gently loosened the tight corset of addictive behaviors

Humbly Asked

By |October 31st, 2020|The Point|

Even with two alcoholic parents I thought was untouchable and could never be sullied by the word alcoholic. I was, after all, your standard ambitious young professional and stuff like that didn’t happen with my high-achieving friends

Principle of Spirituality

By |October 31st, 2020|The Point|

Hitting bottom was staring me in the face. It had become a game of shadows. I stalked the deadly first drink during waking hours