Welcome to the West Michigan Alcoholics Anonymous District 13 web site.
District 13 covers the areas of Charlevoix and Emmet County and the towns of Alanson, Beaver Island, Boyne City, Boyne Falls, Charlevoix, Conway, East Jordan, Harbor Springs, Pellston and Petoskey. This is an informational site intended for those interested in Alcoholics Anonymous.
On this web site you will find information about area AA and Alanon meetings, activities and various resources for those who are concerned with substance abuse, addiction and recovery.
District 13 is in need of more involvement. There are several service positions available. If you are a GSR, please make a point to attend. District 13 meetings are held at 06:00 PM on the 1st Thursday of every month at Harbor Hall.
Attention: Saturday Night Live at 8pm at St Francis Church and the We Care Group, Sunday 11am at Harbor Hall in Petoskey need speakers to share their experience strength and hope with these groups. We are asking for 1 year sobriety, if interested please call Kim B at 231-838-8798.
District 13 is hosting a Celebrate Recovery Picnic on Saturday, August 17th at Camp Petosega. It will start at 9:00 am with a meeting and will continue through out the day with childrens games and water activities. Please bring your family. This will be a great event for fellowship and family. There will be a potluck, bring a dish to pass if you can. District will be providing the main dish and beverages. Hope to see you there!
The Monthly Northern Michigan Inter Area meeting will be held at 10:00Am March 9th in East Jordan at the Health Center, 601 Bridge St. There is a potluck at Noon, with a Roundup meeting after
The Into Action Young Peoples' Meeting which used to meet at the Bridge Street Church will be moving to Parr Baptist starting Monday,September 2nd. We will be having a potluck at 7PM and a speak (Greg W., Charlevoix) at 8PM.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who
share their experience, strength and hope with each other that
they may solve their common problem and help others to recover
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are selfsupporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
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The Twelve Steps
1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.