Posts Tagged ‘AA chips’

. It’s my birthday. Today I celebrate three years of sobriety, achieved one day at a time, in the Alcoholics Anonymous program. It feels like a very short time and a very long time all at once. Last night I went to our monthly citywide AA meeting. The speaker was a gentleman who got sober […]


  It’s what we say about sobriety in the Alcoholics Anonymous program: “You’ve got to give it away to keep it.” Last month, as I was nearing my one-year anniversary of being sober, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to give away my sobriety. That is, I was able to share my strength, […]


…I made one. And I dedicate it to my friend, A., who celebrates four months in the program today. A. and I used to work together, and we ran into each other at a speaker meeting last night. I had wondered how long it would take for me to encounter someone from my crazy, dysfunctional […]


October 16, 2008 is my sobriety “birthday.” This week I picked up the lovely blue chip that marks my achieving six months of sobriety in the AA program. After a bit of reflection, I thought I’d share some stats about the past six months of my life: 182 = alcohol-free evenings 182 = hangover-free mornings […]


Sobraiku #4

02Feb09

one green plastic coin three months of serenity cheap at any price


On Tuesday, I went to an AA meeting and collected this chip to mark my second month of sobriety — 60 days of not drinking. When I type that, the length of time seems so…short…minor…insignificant. Yet it also seems huge, and like an eternity. At this particular AA group (one of several I attend), each […]