“Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.”
Why do I continue to take a personal inventory? So that I do not lose my mind, sober. Step 10 is my dream house. The result of hard work invested to build the life I’ve always desired. No longer am I spiritually homeless. Now I want to rest and sit on my porch, sipping lemonade. So this step is the cleaning crew that keeps my home clean and attractive, inside and out.
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.
Before there was a "Big Book", Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, the "AA Grapevine" or General Service -- before there were meetings, clubs, conventions or any AA literature -- before there was an H&I committee, there was a visit to an Akron hospital where "one drunk talked to another."