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What is A W O L ?

An A.W.O.L. is "A Way of Life"
  • AWOL is a method of studying the Twelve Steps using a specific format.
  • The AWOL is NOT a GreySheet meeting.  It is a closed step study group.
  • AWOL groups are led by experienced co-leaders who have long-term abstinence and have completed at least one AWOL Step Study before.
  • There are rules for participation:
    • Leaders and participants must maintain at least 90 days of back-to-back GreySheet abstinence during the course of an AWOL.
    • Attendance is required.  No more than two meetings may be missed in the course of the AWOL (usually 9 - 12 months).
  • AWOL Groups meet face-to-face or on the phone at a designated time.

How Do I Join?

  • You must have at least 90 days of back-to-back GreySheet abstinence to join an AWOL.
  • An AWOL group begins with three open meetings.
  • Everyone who is interested is required to attend at least one open meeting where participants introduce themselves and discuss the logistics and rules of the AWOL.
  • After the first three open meetings, the AWOL closes to existing members.
  • Those who want to participate in the group commit to attending every week, until working through all 12 Steps.

Where and When is the Next AWOL?

  • There are several closed AWOLs going on right now.
  • Future AWOLs will be announced on the GreyNet, Phone Meetings, and this website, as they are opened to begin.

What Materials Will I Need?

  • AWOL groups may use one of the following books to study the Twelve Steps:
    • The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
    • The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous
    • The Little Red Book (1986, Hardcover Edition)
  • Materials that accompany the study of these books may also be required and/or provided.
  • Participants may also be asked to use a daily meditation book of their choice.

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