So many want to stop but cannot.

There is a solution.

Millions have solved the drink problem by following suggestions outlined in the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Attending a meeting is a great first step.

You are going to meet new friends in your own community. Near you, alcoholics are dying helplessly like people in a sinking ship. If you live in a large place, there are hundreds. High and low, rich and poor, these are future fellows of Alcoholics Anonymous. Among them you will make lifelong friends. You will be bound to them with new and wonderful ties, for you will escape disaster together and you will commence shoulder to shoulder your common journey.

Alcoholics Anonymous, The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism (a.k.a. “The Big Book”) page 152

Please be sure to contact the Intergroup Office with any meeting changes. This includes:

  • Meetings being discontinued (in-person or virtual)
  • Meeting time being changed
  • Meeting location being changed
  • Meetings changed to hybrid meeting (in-person or zoom)
  • Virtual meeting ID or passcode changes

Intergroup wants to help you keep your meeting details as current as possible. The best way to do this is to have your Intergroup Representative email the Intergroup office at with your updated meeting information. Please be sure to provide the information requested on the Group Change Form, found here if you click this link.

If your group does not have an Intergroup Representative, consider the position for yourself! It is a wonderful way to be of service, as each group deserves to have a voice in how Intergroup is run. It is also a great way to meet new people in sobriety. Representatives are generally elected by their group at the group’s business meeting. Once elected, come to the Intergroup Business Meeting on the second Wednesday of the month. The meeting starts at 6:15 p.m. and typically lasts less than an hour.

Looking for South County? South Palm Beach County Intergroup serves Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Lantana. Click here to go to their website and find meetings in those areas.

Looking for District 8? Straight from their website, “District 8 carries the collective conscious for the groups meeting in Palm Beach County Florida into the General Service structure of Alcoholics Anonymous.” District 8 covers both Palm Beach County Intergroup and South Palm Beach County Intergroup. There are 18 areas (12 areas and 6 clubs) within District 8. Area 15 also posts communication on the District 8 website, located at

Have you joined the Birthday Club?

Send in one dollar for every year of sobriety, and on your A.A. birthday Palm Beach County Intergroup will send you a special Bill and Bob anniversary coin. Of course, you are free to send in more, and if you can, what a wonderful way to support Intergroup. (With today’s prices, it is amazing that they can still do this for only $1 per year of sobriety!)

As a member of the Birthday Club, your name will be printed in the Today newsletter in the month of your anniversary. Send your donation via Zelle or mail a check to Intergroup. Remember to do this each year to keep getting your special anniversary coin. Click here for further instructions.

Having been dubbed, “A.A.’s Meeting in Print,” the Grapevine is a great resource to have on hand for getting through a rough spot in sobriety. With a different theme every month, this International Journal of Alcoholics Anonymous has something for everyone. Click here to go to to check it out.

I can watch my serenity level rise when I discard my expectations. But then my “rights” try to move in, and they too can force my serenity level down. I have to discard my “rights,” as well as my expectations, by asking myself, How important is it, really? How important is it compared to my serenity, my emotional sobriety? And when I place more value on my serenity and sobriety than on anything else, I can maintain them at a higher level – at least for the time being.

Alcoholics Anonymous, The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism (a.k.a. “The Big Book”) page 420.

Did you know you can read, watch or listen to the Big Book online? These resources are located at Clicking this link will take you to the right page. Once there, scroll down and you’ll see three tabs – Read, Watch, or Listen.

When it comes to buying your literature, cards and medallions, please support your local Intergroup and purchase these items whenever you can, directly from Intergroup. All items are competitively and fairly priced. Best of all, supporting Intergroup supports local A.A.

We understand the attraction of simplicity and ordering online, however, supporting local groups, is simply more attractive. So until we get an online store set up, head on down and say Hi to the friendly folks at Intergroup. You will be glad you did!

  1. Go to a meeting
  2. Phone a friend
  3. Talk to your Higher Power
  4. Read, watch or listen to the “Big Book”
  5. Write a gratitude list
  6. Read from “The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions”
  7. Make a sobriety scrapbook
  8. Journal about working a step
  9. Discover all the reading materials available at Intergroup
  10. Volunteer at Intergroup
  11. Take a walk
  12. Work on a puzzle
  13. Make a puzzle
  14. Take a nap
  15. Read the daily reading from “Twenty-Four Hours a Day”
  16. Read the daily reading from “Reflections Meditation”
  17. Journal thoughts about the daily reading
  18. Prepare a healthy snack
  19. Practice meditation
  20. Read a non-fiction book
  21. Go to the library
  22. Wash the car
  23. Wash the dog
  24. Play with the cat
  25. Challenge a friend to text with you daily 3 things of gratitude
  26. Knit a scarf or learn how to knit
  27. Clean out a messy drawer
  28. Do a crossword puzzle
  29. Listen to a relaxation tape on YouTube
  30. Treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure
  31. Try out a new hair-do
  32. Go to the gym
  33. Run in place
  34. Do jumping jacks
  35. Write a letter
  36. Plant some flowers
  37. Clean your closet
  38. Go to the movies
  39. Make a friendship bracelet
  40. Give to a friend the above bracelet
  41. Do some deep breathing exercises
  42. Do push-ups
  43. Give someone you love a hug
  44. Mow the lawn
  45. Trim the trees
  46. Take shower
  47. Take a bath
  48. Turn your bathroom into a spa
  49. Organize the nightstand
  50. Play with Play-Doh
  51. Brush and floss your teeth
  52. Kiss your special someone with fresh breath
  53. Sing loudly
  54. Dance
  55. Practice smiling in the mirror
  56. Play with Silly Putty
  57. Take pictures of nature
  58. Start a blog about things in nature
  59. Go bird watching
  60. Start a new YouTube channel for bird watchers
  61. Write a poem
  62. Finger paint
  63. Paint a room
  64. Go play mini-golf
  65. Whistle “Don’t Worry – Be Happy”
  66. Wax the car
  67. Watch the sunrise
  68. Watch the sunset
  69. Make a list of your favorite things heard in recovery
  70. Take a walk on the beach
  71. While at the beach, build a sand castle
  72. Collect shells from the beach
  73. Make a windchime with shells from the beach
  74. Treat yourself to a massage
  75. Pick a bouquet of wild flowers
  76. Decorate a vase from the Dollar Tree for the flowers
  77. Give the above flowers to a friend
  78. Color in a coloring book
  79. Sweep the porch
  80. Donate a box of stuff to your favorite charity
  81. Tie-dye an old t-shirt
  82. Make jewelry with beads and things from the Dollar Tree
  83. Give the above jewelry to someone special
  84. Make a collage with pictures cut-out of a magazine
  85. Pin craft paper on the wall and make it a vision board
  86. Join a book club
  87. Join a poetry reading club
  88. Go swimming or snorkeling
  89. Learn how to play an instrument
  90. Write your story – what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now
  91. Share your story with someone in the program
  92. Play Sudoku
  93. Cook a gourmet meal
  94. Invite someone over to share in the above meal
  95. Take a scuba-diving class
  96. Visit a museum
  97. Go for a bike ride
  98. Eat some ice cream
  99. Freeze grapes to eat
  100. Write your own list of things to do instead of drink
  101. Remember – Move a muscle, Change a thought