Definition of Identification:
A person’s sense of identity with someone or something.

Synonyms of Identification:

Rapport, unity, sympathetic cord, understanding, 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.


I had been preached to, analyzed, cursed, and counseled, but no one had ever said, ‘I identify with what’s going on with you’. It happened to me and this is what I did about it. | Big Book | More…

In the area of ‘the spiritual’ others cannot tell us who we are. The best way to help me find my story is to tell me your story.

Willingness, honesty and open-mindedness are the essential of recovery, But these are indispensable. They are also essential and ‘indispensable’ to recovering our own story – our own spirituality. –The Spirituality of Imperfection/Ernie Kurtz & Katherine Kechum p.110-117 | More…

Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of our lives. I don’t have to be drunk to want to be the exception and the center of attention. I have often felt abused and responded abusively when I was simply being treated as a garden variety human being.  –Daily Reflections | More…


Nothing seems to help me more than being reminded where I came from, and the kind of person I used to be while under the influence of alcohol –Williamstown, W. Va., December 2001/”The Two-Letter Word,”/AA Grapevine

The better course is to identify with the problems others have in common with us. Common factors that bind alcoholics together are emotional immaturity, a misplaced faith that alcohol solves problems, loneliness, and a tendency toward resentments. –Walk In Dry Places | More…


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