East Tennessee
Intergroup of
Alcoholics Anonymous


February 2021 Unity Newsletter

“Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.”
Having taken the First Step of the A.A. program by admitting that we were powerless over alcohol, we were confronted with Step Two: “We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.”

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January 2021 Unity Newsletter

The first of the 12 steps in the creed or philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous is, “We admitted that we were powerless over alcohol that our lives had become unmanageable.” By such an admission any alcoholic …

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December 2020 Unity Newsletter

Editorial On the Twelfth Step
The Grapevine — October 1945

“Having had a spiritual experience as the result of those steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.”

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November 2020 Unity Newsletter

It is often wisely said in A.A. that we should not become over-anxious,
should not expect to get the whole program overnight, but should take the
steps one at time when we feel that we are ready for them. This means that
although we are not ready …

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October 2020 Unity Newsletter

The admission of a wrong compares in its effects to a strong cauterizing agent. When applied promptly it burns away the infection, but the treatment may be painful. How much mental pain an individual incurs by admitting a wrong depends not so much on the degree of the wrong as on how …

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September 2020 Unity Newsletter

Like others of the Steps, Number Nine is closely related to Number Three – “to turn our will and our lives over to God as we understood Him.” If we have accomplished this step to any measurable degree, we have attained at least a small measure of humility and a realization of our dependence on Him.

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