Laurie A

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Laurie is a retired national newspaper and BBC journalist in the UK. His sobriety date is 8/10/84. He served on the Great Britain AA literature committee and edited Share, the British fellowship’s national magazine, and Share and Share Alike, a book celebrating 60 years of AA in Britain in 2007. He has written three posts for AA Agnostica:

My Last Binge (April 7, 2013)
Don’t Throw the Baby Out (Oct. 12, 2014)
Hallowed be the Book (January 4, 2015)

Share Magazine Articles by Laurie A.

Share Magazine Articles by Laurie A.

According to the 2015 membership survey there are 3,650 AA groups in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) with between 33,000 and 40,000 AA members and over three million individual attendances at meetings each year. Share is the fellowship’s magazine for England and Wales; Scotland has its own magazine, the Roundabout…

AA Grapevine: In the Spirit–Not the Letter–of Alcoholics Anonymous

AA Grapevine: In the Spirit–Not the Letter–of Alcoholics Anonymous

My friends (and enemies) had diagnosed the problem–I could not drink without getting drunk. They weren’t telling me anything I didn’t know. And they offered no solution except, “Just don’t drink,” or, “Stop when you’ve had enough.” If I could have done that, I would have. I’d tried countless times to control my drinking…