GreySheeters Anonymous

Member Resources

Members' Stories

This is a collection of shares by abstinent GreySheeters on different aspects of abstinence.
  • Written Qualifications are stories shared by GreySheet members who have attained at least 90 days of back to back GreySheet abstinence, telling "what it was like, what happened, and what it is like now."
  • Audio Qualifications were taped when the qualifier led a live meeting.
  • Our Disease, Our Solution details members' descriptions of the three fold nature of compulsive eating and how the GreySheet program addresses each.
  • No Matter What includes a collection of stories from fourteen writers who were part of a writing group, chronicling times when they stayed abstinent under a myriad of circumstances.
  • What Kept Me Abstinent consists of members sharing what tools they use to stay abstinent without exception.
  • Holidays are members' sharing their Experience, Strength, and Hope about getting through holidays and celebrations abstinently.
  • Cruises is a section devoted to the unique situation of weighing and measuring at sea.


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 GreyNetPhone 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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