Our Top 75 Alcoholics Anonymous Speeches of All Time
We have really enjoyed writing this article, listening to all of these inspirational speeches and talks has been a pleasure.
The majority of our team here at Step One Recovery have spent some of the most difficult times of their lives in 12-step meetings, often hosted by Alcoholics’ Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
Alcoholics Anonymous is a companionship of men and women who listen and support each other with their common problem of alcoholism.
We’ve done extensive online research to create this valuable resource with the aim of inspiring and helping thousands of people. The issue doesn’t have to be an addiction problem; these speeches can motivate individuals for any of life’s tough tasks. They are truly breathtaking.
These speeches come from some of the most influential figures who have come through the 12-step structure, and some come from somewhat unknown speakers who have changed their lives through addiction recovery.
If you know you are going to listen to each of these clips, then we’d suggest bookmarking this resource, as it may take many hours to get through.
We know these audio clips will help you, and we are certain they will help friends or family who also may be struggling. For this reason, we would love you to share this article on social media and if you have your own website then please consider linking back to it; this article could be potentially life saving.
Here are our Top 75 Alcoholics Anonymous Speeches of All Time – grab a coffee, plug your headphones in and listen carefully.
Earl H – Steps 1 & 2
An Irish-Born Storyteller Finds Her Recovery in America
Don C (Native American) Bluff City, Memphis
Charlie C: Step 4, Fear & Sex at Stateline Retreat, Primm Nevada
“Being Driven by Old Ideas” – 1998
Sandy Beach, The Spiritual Society of AA
Steps 4-9 as the Launching Pad to the 4th Dimension
Archway to Freedom Fellowship | Steps 7-12
Next Steps – Emotional Sobriety – Part 2 (Step 1, Spiritual Malady examined)
Blind Dave A – Steps 01-02
Lila R. – ’33rd International Women’s Conference’ Chicago, IL; 1997
Part 1 – Back to The Basics of Awakening
Earl Hightower – 2002
Russel S – Step 6 Talk
Chris R – Relapse Prevention
Fr. Joe M , ‘Chalk Talk’
Dead Men Talking – Both Funny and Serious, Especially Good for Newcomers
Chris R – A 12-Step Happening
FUNNY!! – Ken D at 2011 Texas State Convention
Chapter 11 – A Vision For You
Dr. Paul O. – His Story, Funny & Humble
Sandy Beach-Steps 6 & 7 | 22nd. Spring Conference May 2012
Sandy Beach-The Program in Two Words – “Let Go…” – 2008
Sandy Beach- Spiritual Principles – 2002
Astrid H. from Grenada Hills at Yosemite Convention Nov 2010
Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Audio-Chapter 06 – Into Action
Clancy I. Steps 1 2 3 Stateline Retreat Primm Nevada 2006
Peter M & Chris R on Spiritual Experiences
Earl Hightower – 2003
Russel S – “They Can’t Arrest You for Driving while Fat” – Step 2 , Twelve Step House – 2010
Chris R – “The Edge”
Russel S – Step 6 – “Faking it”
Clancy I. – “The Invisible Boat” – 1983
Chris R – On “Chicken-Sh*t Recovery One Liners”
Sandy Beach – The Ego’s Biggest Worry 🙂
Emotional Sobriety Workshop – Dave F and Mark Houston-Next Steps – Step 2 – (Part 3)
Keith L – “Spiritual Gifts”
Bob D – Surrender – 2007
Astrid – Excellent, Articulate Speaker!
Mark H on Recovery, Spirituality, and Meditation
Tom B. Jr. – Emotional Sobriety & Perfectionism
Sandy Beach – Spirituality Retreat 2008 – Part 5 – Your Own Little World
Sandy Beach – Steps 10 & 11 | State Line Retreat Primm NV
Chris H – The Alcoholic’s “Internal Condition”
Katie P-Joy of Living Group, Aspen CO.10-5-2012
Chris R- On “Singleness of Purpose”
Chris R – “Let’s Chat About These War Stories, Huh!!?…”
Sandy B: 3 Laughs a Minute, Great for Newcomers & Sponsors Alike
Adam T – 2013 – Funny Recovery Share
Dottie S 1988 Summerfest 36Y
Lynbrook PPG 20110719 Sadik – Steps 1-3
Karl M – Humorous Storyteller | The Phenomenon of Craving
Bob D – Step 4 , Fear & Sex at Woodstock of AA, Cocoa Beach FL. May 2010
Sandy Beach – Steps 1 & 2 – 1995
Angie P. at the 46th. Women’s Conf. FL – 2010
Sandy Beach – The Famous “Drop The Rock” Talk – 1976
Unblocking The Power – Steps 4-9
Marty J – 6th Spirit of San Francisco CA
Russel S – God as I Understand Him
Joe H – 4. Using The Power – Steps 10, 11, & 12
Chuck C – “A New Pair of Glasses” Part 2
Mark H – Meditation, Step 9, 10, & 11
Dr. Paul O – Communication in Sober Relationships
Jack Brennan – Old-Time Ex-Mobster Jack B’s Story
Polly P – Steps 4 & 5 – 2009
Mickey B-Steps 1-2-3 in Iceland – 2001- (Excellent!)
Sir Anthony H
Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Audio-Chapter 05 – How It Works
Sandy Beach- Steps 3-7 in Ixtapa Mexico – 1994
Chris R: Self-Centeredness, Inventory, Step 4
Mary M from Houston TX. at 39yj. Kentucky State Conf. Paducah KY. 2-17-90
Anthony H – Pacific Group Meeting
Scott R- Step 4 Inventory – Part 1
The Nature of Alcoholic Self-Centeredness, Resentments, and Steps 3-5
Chris R – Primary Purpose Group London
So there you are, our favourite AA speeches of all time! If there are any that you think we should’ve included, then just let us know – we would definitely consider adding it to our collection.
We would like to thank RecoveryAudio.org for letting us use these fantastic tapes. The website is a top resource and we would recommend checking it out.