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Alcoholics Anonymous most effective path to alcohol abstinence


A Stanford researcher and two collaborators conducted an extensive review of Alcoholics Anonymous studies and found that the fellowship helps more people achieve sobriety than therapy does.  After evaluating 35 studies — involving the work of 145 scientists and the outcomes of 10,080 participants — Keith Humphreys, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and his fellow investigators determined that AA was nearly always found to be more effective than psychotherapy in achieving abstinence. In addition, most studies showed that AA participation lowered health care costs. Learn more


 Alcoholics Anonymous Celebrates 88 Years of Sobriety and Support 

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 June 10, 2023 - (Colusa County Recovery) - Join millions around the globe in celebrating a significant milestone as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) marks its 88th anniversary! Since 1935, AA has provided hope, encouragement, and guidance to countless individuals battling alcohol addiction.

Through its fellowship and support, AA has become a global movement, touching the lives of many. From in-person meetings that foster connections and understanding, to accessible online meetings for those facing geographical constraints, AA offers a safe space for individuals to share their experiences and find lasting sobriety. As AA continues its mission, let's recognize the profound impact it has had on the lives of those affected by alcoholism.

Together, we can spread awareness and compassion, inspiring hope and healing for a brighter future. To learn more about Alcoholics Anonymous and its valuable resources, visit

Big Book Of Alcoholics Anonymous



This is a free audio version of the BIG BOOK which includes the twelve steps and traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. 

Preface, Forewords & The Doctor’s Opinion
00:00 / 30:36
Chapter 1 – Bill’s Story
00:00 / 27:22
Chapter 2 – There Is A Solution
00:00 / 21:53
Chapter 3 – More About Alcoholism
00:00 / 24:13
Chapter 4 – We Agnostics
00:00 / 23:18
Chapter 5 – How It Works
00:00 / 23:19
Chapter 6 – Into Action
00:00 / 29:06
Chapter 7 – Working With Others
00:00 / 25:07
Relaxing at Home


 “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol

 that our lives had become unmanageable.”

What is A.A.?

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who come together to solve their drinking problem.  It doesn’t cost anything to attend A.A. meetings. There are no age or education requirements to participate. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.

A.A.’s primary purpose is to help alcoholics to achieve sobriety.                                                 (Source:

:: Speaker Tapes ::
AA Members Sharing Their Experience, Strength & Hope
Ken D. (AA Convention) LOL
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Earl H. (Steps 1 & 2)
00:00 / 43:24
Astrid K. (Raw & Real)
00:00 / 45:51
Clancy I. (Invisible Boat) LOL
00:00 / 1:06:13
Katie P. (Joy of Living)
00:00 / 1:13:29
Mickey B. ( Iceland 1.2.3.)
00:00 / 1:19:03
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Free Digital PDF Guide

A 12 Step Guide for Those Who Want to Recover
A “Simple Kit of Spiritual Tools” based on the Founding Principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

GaL-AA (Gays and Lesbians in Alcoholics Anonymous) was established to serve and have the involvement of lesbians, gay men, and others in Alcoholics Anonymous, regardless of how they choose to identify themselves. In selecting the name, careful consideration was given to a variety of combinations. While the name only directly reflects gays and lesbians, we embrace all LGBT+ members of the AA fellowship.  MEETING GUIDE APP

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Colusa County Recovery
Supports All Pathways to Recovery Wellness and Honors a Persons Right to Chose Their Own Path.

Red-Flags: Know the Signs of Emotional and Mental Relapse


Being able to recognize the signs of relapse will enable you to ask for help quickly when it’s needed most. Common signs of emotional relapse often include mood swings, isolating oneself, being angry or defensive, and poor eating and sleeping habits. Signs of mental relapse include fantasizing or thinking about using drugs or alcohol -

glamorizing past use, lying about your feelings or behaviors, and hanging out with old drug-abusing friends. It is important to be aware of how you’re feeling, emotionally and physically. Feeling anxious, depressed, or angry is a normal part of life, but strong emotions like these can sometimes be detrimental to an addict in recovery. If you’re newly sober, it’s very important to be aware of your emotions and find healthy ways to cope with them, such as going for a walk with your dog, attending an online meeting, spending time with your sober friends, supportive relatives, or with your church family. Although you’ll have good days and bad days, maintaining a sense of self-awareness can help you tackle personal issues before they morph into a potential relapse. Bottom line - we use over nothing and share about everything that impacts our recovery.

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