Definition of Program:
A planned series of future events.

Synonyms of Program:
Schedule, agenda, calendar, guide, plan, 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.


We know that the program does work, but why? The program actually relies on ancient principles that always amaze people when they are employed.

Help Others, and you help yourself. Clean up your own house. Put your trust in God, not frail human beings or shaky institutions.

Remove false gods, such as alcohol and other drugs. The Twelve Step program does work. –Walk In Dry Places/Mel B. | More…

The program is simply sharing, working the Twelve Steps, attending meetings, and practicing the principles of the program. Our lives can be filled with serenity and hope when we live by the guidance of the simple principles of our program. –Just for Today | More…


I believe that Alcoholics Anonymous stands alone in the treatment of alcoholism because it is based solely on the principle of one alcoholic sharing with another alcoholic. We have gained some understanding of the ancient words “Freely ye have received, freely give.” We have discovered that at the point of professionalism, money and spirituality do not mix. –Daily Reflections | More…

We are offering something intangible. We are offering a psychological and spiritual program. We are not offering a medical program.

Our vital A.A. work begins when a person is physically able to receive it. We need to be willing to leave medical care to doctors.

Every situation has two interpretations – your own and God’s. Try to handle each situation in the way you believe God would have it handled. –24 Hours | More…


Our program and the Steps have warmed us from the inside out. Just as a bonfire warms those who stand around it, the Steps take away the chill we have felt for so long. At times, we’ll be tempted to move away from the Steps. At times, we’ll get tired of looking at our behavior and attitudes. We are by nature, controlling people. We need to stay close to the Steps and the warmth they hold; Remember the chill of our disease. –Keep It Simple


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