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10 quotes from the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book!

1. “Those events that once made me feel ashamed and disgraced now allow me to share with others how to become a useful member of the human race.” p.492

2. “Many of us felt that we had plenty of character. There was a tremendous urge to cease forever. Yet we found it impossible. This is the baffling feature of alcoholism as we know it – this utter inability to leave it alone, no matter how great the necessity or the wish.” p.34

3. “Men and women drink essentially because they like the effect produced by alcohol. The sensation is so elusive that, while they admit it is injurious, they cannot after a time differentiate the true from the false. To them, their alcoholic life seems the only normal one.” p.xxvii

4. “The idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker.” p.30

5. “Our liquor was but a symptom. So we had to get down to causes and conditions.” p.64

6. “When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, or situation – some fact of my life – unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.” p.417

7. “I listened to their stories and found so many areas where we overlapped – not all the deeds, but the feelings of remorse and hopelessness. I learned that alcoholism isn’t a sin, it’s a disease.” p.344

8. “We talked of intolerance, while we were intolerant ourselves. We missed the reality and the beauty of the forest because we were diverted by the ugliness of some of its trees.” p.50

9. “Adversity truly introduces us to ourselves.” p.530

10. “When I am willing to do the right thing I am rewarded with an inner peace no amount of liquor could ever provide. When I am unwilling to do the right thing, I become restless, irritable, and discontent. It is always my choice.” p.317

Mailing Address for Alcoholics Anonymous Donations

Alcoholics Anonymous District 29

PO Box 293

Elgin, OR  97827

All personal donations are tax deductable!

UPDATE 7/23/2020
Baker City Friday, Saturday, and Sunday meetings at the Grove Street Apartments have re-opened as of this week.  Updated Schedule Here!

UPDATE 7/21/2020

Wednesday afternoon Soul Sister's meeting in La Grande is back open.  Here's the updated schedule.

UPDATE 7/13/2020

Unfortunately there are more meeting closures due to the uptick in Covid-19 cases and the fact that some meeting places are too small to do proper social distancing.  Here's the current schedule.

UPDATE 6/19/2020

There's a new schedule posted today.  Baker City was opening some meetings, but all are closed after the recent Union County outbreak.  Bearco meetings in La Grande remain closed for the same reason.  Here's the current schedule.

UPDATE 6/10/2020

A little humor is important!  Check out the RULE 62 Page, the upper-left item was added today.

UPDATE 6/8/2020

​K.I.S.S. Baker City women's meeting is temporarily canceled.

Added a flyer for a potluck in the park event in Baker City.  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FLYER!

​UPDATE 5/21/2020
The schedule is updated with many meetings returning.  Please check out the schedule here.

UPDATE 5/20/2020

The Grande Ronde Valley Group in La Grande is resuming its Saturday night meeting starting this Saturday (May 23rd).