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History of AA Chips

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History of AA Chips

Have you ever wondered where Sobriety Chips came from?  Here is a brief history of the recovery medallion, as explained by www.bigbooksponsorship.com. Sobriety Date: Your sobriety date is the date on which you had your last drink or used drugs or placed a bet, or acted out in a compulsive-obsessive manner OR the date you sobered up or cleaned up from your last debauch. Chip System: The custom followed by some AA groups of handing out small medallions called ‘chips’ (some use keytags) to mark various anniversaries of AA, CA, NA member’s sobriety dates. Many members, especially newcomers, carry a...

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