Step One

We admitted we were powerless over alcohol–that our lives had become unmanageable.

Concept Ten

Every service responsibility should be matched by an equal service authority, with the scope of such authority well defined.

Concept Eight

The trustees are the principal planners and administrators of overall policy and finance. They have custodial oversight of the separately incorporated and constantly active services, exercising this through their ability to elect all the directors of these entities.

Tradition Ten

Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the AA name ought never be drawn into public controversy.

Step Three

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

Step Eight

Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

Tradition One

Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon AA unity.

Tradition Eleven

Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.

Tradition Five

Each group has but one primary purpose—to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.

Tradition Six

An AA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the AA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.

Concept One

Final responsibility and ultimate authority for A.A. world services should always reside in the collective conscience of our whole Fellowship.

Concept Five

Throughout our structure, a traditional “Right of Appeal” ought to prevail, so that minority opinion will be heard and personal grievances receive careful consideration.

Jul 17

Downtown Darthmouth groups sixty-fifth birthday

Downtown Dartmouth Group is celebrating its sixty-fifth birthday this year.  The festivities will take place on November 1st, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at 3 Dundas Street.  We would like to invite all AA members to come and celebrate with us!  Please mark the date on your calendar and help us celebrate the history of Dartmouth’s oldest AA group.  More information will follow in the newsletter and a flyer soon.  

Jul 08

Central Service Minutes: July 2014

Good day everyone, July Minutes from the Central Service meeting have now been uploaded to the CS and GS Minutes page.

Jun 30

Book of the month: July

July's Book of the month 001

Young & Sober is a collection of Grapevine stories about the joys and challenges of recovering early in life, and about recognizing alcoholism after a drinking history that in some cases has only lasted a few years. Are the stories of those who came to AA in their teens, 20s and 30s different from those who got sober later in life? No…and yes.

This book covers some very interesting points that can help a young person with their recovery. Key discussions include:

    • their drinking careers weren’t long—but long enough
    • young, but no less an alcoholic
    • connecting with their own age group and having fun sober was the beginning of the end of isolation
    • the moment they realized that they really can’t drink safely

Jun 29

Newsletter for July has now been posted

Newsletter for July 2014 has now been posted to the Newsletter Page, please take a look to keep up to date on birthdays and the many events taking place in your local area!

Jun 28

Central Service Minutes: June 2014

Good day everyone, June Minutes from the Central Service meeting have now been uploaded to the CS and GS Minutes page.

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