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Oct 31, 2018

Addiction specialists agree that service to others might be the key to his staying sober. In recent years, a growing body of research has found that helping others brings measurable physical and psychological benefits to the helper.  Studies have shown that addicts who help others, even in small ways—such as calling others to remind them about meetings or making coffee—can significantly improve their chances of staying sober and avoiding relapse, among adults and adolescents alike.

The 2020 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous will be held July 2–5, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan with the theme “Love and Tolerance is our Code.” A.A. members and guests from around the world will celebrate A.A.’s 85th year at this event with big meetings held Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday morning in the Ford Field Stadium. Other meetings, scheduled or informal, will take place throughout the weekend in the COBO Center in downtown Detroit.

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Tonight, that is our topic...Service


What first comes to mind when you hear the word service?

Do you first think of something you do or something you receive?


When you were new, how did service work for you?

What service did you receive?

What service did you do and what was it?

How did doing service help your sobriety?


What kinds of service have you done?


Has your sponsor ever volunteered you for something? What?

Have you ever volunteered something for a sponsee?  What?


Why do you think service work helps you feel better?

Is service and your spirituality connected?  Explain?

Service can be healing.  How?

What is the most unique service you ever did?

What are you doing now?


What would you say to the new person about Service?