Definition of Fortitude:
Courage in pain or adversity.

Synonyms of Fortitude:

Courage, moral strength, resilience, endurance, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs. Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail. We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.


AA not only helps us achieve sobriety, but it can also help us maintain our sobriety for a lifetime. It is staying sober that makes all the difference between life and death for us.
We remind ourselves that we’re never out of the woods permanently, no matter how much our lives improve. –Walk In Dry Places/Mel B. | More…


Sometimes sobriety turns up problems that were never apparent during one’s drinking days. But there are good reasons why sobriety brings new problems.

One is that we become aware of problems that were there all the time, although not acknowledged. We should never use such problems as an excuse for drinking.

Nothing can be improved by a return to drinking. I must remember today that sobriety means living on a new basis. –Walk In Dry Places/Mel B. | More…

Starting projects without completing them can be part of our alcoholic nature. It’s related to immaturity and a tendency to become bored and discouraged quickly.

The 12 Step program can help us overcome this problem. First, we realize and admit to such tendencies, fearlessly facing what has really been a very bad habit.

Then we become honest about our motives. When something does need to be completed, the program will help us stay with it until it’s done. –Walk In Dry Places/Mel B. | More…


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