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SOBRIETY IS THE LIMIT

SOBRIETY IS THE LIMIT

Years ago, I discovered the notion of limits, and the fact that I had none. I learned to set one.A friend attending regularly a 12-Step meeting was in dire straits: years ago, she had left a violent husband, and was by then living on social welfare with her four...
Spiritual Inclusion in ACA Literature

Spiritual Inclusion in ACA Literature

The 2021 ACA Annual Business Conference adopted a motion for the Literature Committee to plan “a revised edition of the Big Red Book to be more inclusive of all experiences of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion/spirituality, and a broader range of...
Boundaries

Boundaries

As newcomers, we often feel the need to set boundaries with family or friends who don’t understand our program, who may give unwanted advice, or simply trigger our laundry list traits. I had a friend who criticized the way I taught my children manners (or lack...
Boundaries

Boundaries

The garden, edged with wire,a jaunty scarecrow, a bit of coyoteurine, hair shavings from a buzz cut.Don’t call me, text me.stop with the emojis, no morecute animal videos. I’m at the edge of nowhere,on edge, waiting for silence,flicker of senses, a sense of...
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