You can’t maintain your sobriety alone. By sharing your experience and strength with another alcoholic, and submitting yourselves to a higher power, you will both receive the hope of recovery. This pocket medallion will remind you of the need to share with other alcoholics and will spur you on to call your sponsor in those dark moments when you want to drink. By sharing your experiences, helping fellow alcoholics share theirs, and attending meetings regularly, you will continue to maintain your abstinence and avoid binging.
Sometimes it just helps to know that another alcoholic has done it. That was Bill D’s story, the “Man on the Bed,” when he became the third member of AA in 1935. Bill was laid up in the detox unit of Akron City Hospital yet again when he met Bill W. and Dr. Bob. After a few weeks, Bill D. decided that if they could do it then maybe he could do it, and that they could do together what they couldn’t do separately. This idea of alcoholics pursuing sobriety together has continued to be a guiding principle for AA. This coin is a lasting reminder of the strength you will find with your fellow alcoholics to overcome this disease.
Minted in solid bronze, with a special finish that simulates the look and feel of gold, Nickel Bi-Plating, and then imbued with rich black enamel on both sides, the AA Three Men coin is the perfect way to commemorate your current sobriety. It also reminds you of the support you give and receive with your fellow alcoholics, in a physical, easy-to-carry way. The obverse features a masterful rendition of the classic painting “The Man on the Bed” representing the heart and essence of AA. The reverse features a telling line from AA’s Big Book which reads as follows:
“Each day, somewhere in the world, recovery begins when one alcoholic talks with another alcoholic, sharing experience, strength, and hope.”
Whether you are recently sober or using this coin as a daily reminder of your commitment, know that you can do it with the help of a higher power and the courage to change.