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In the August issue, learn which strategies members and groups from around the globe use to welcome and keep newcomers.

Coming Back Made the Difference

She experienced almost three years ago how incredibly welcome she was, and it made a world of difference.

Preparing For Release From Prison

This friend-in-prison describes how he has already located the local SA group in order to attend meetings from day one after his release, as it will be paramount to have a support network.

Music As a Spiritual Experience

Music has been a lifelong passion and an important component of this American old-timer’s recovery.



August 2023 edition: Newcomers—How to Welcome and Keep Them (Stories due July 1)

Share the strategies your home group has to welcome and keep new members.

October 2023 edition: Relapse Prevention (Stories due Sept 1)

What can we learn from those having long-term sobriety today in order to safeguard our sobriety?

December 2023 edition: Holistic Recovery—Healing Had to Come About in All Three (Stories due Nov 1)

“Sober Is Not Well,” we’ve come to see in recovery. How to develop a recovery for the whole person?

February 2024 edition: Use the Literature of the Program (Stories due Jan 1)

How do you use the SA and AA literature in the solitude and privacy of your quiet times?


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