Telephone Service

”Meetings are now gradually closing and being replaced by online meetings. It is amazing how quickly AA has adapted to meet this new challenge. Admin is listing on-line meetings on our website as they spring up.  This will settle down and as they become established we can use them in our 12 Step work if the members of the group are able to protect their anonymity. 

We now have an extraordinary need to have people ready and willing initially to help the suffering alcoholic by continuous telephone contact where our prospect requests it.  We expect demand to increase but can only guess at this stage. I clearly remember my panic when I thought I was not going to be able to buy another drink.

We can no longer safely work with these frightened people in our traditional way but we can talk. This service will help us and them. Many of us have extra time on our hands too. Please discuss with as many members of your group that you are able to reach whether they are willing to do this please and let me know.

Attached you will find a form primarily for NEW people or those who missed this form last time around. Unless people opt out  I will assume those on the OLD list are willing to help. Scan or photo the NEW list to forward it to me.   If people do not know if they are on the OLD list message Carol TLO on
07973235179 or email her at telephones.esussex@aamail.org.

When World War II broke out, this spiritual principle had its first major test. A.A.'s entered the services and were scattered all over the world. Would they be able to take discipline, stand up under fire, and endure the monotony and misery of war? Would the kind of dependence they had learned in A.A. carry them through? Well, it did. They had even fewer alcoholic lapses or emotional binges than A.A.'s safe at home did. They were just as capable of endurance and valor as any other soldiers. Whether in Alaska or on the Salerno beachhead, their dependence upon a Higher Power worked. And far from being a weakness, this dependence was their chief source of strength.

– 12 Steps and 12 Traditions, pp. 38-39”......

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