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Circus Tricks

Whether working as a magician or a professor of mathematics, there was always one constant in his life


I had my first drink when I was 14 years old. I liked its taste and the effect it had on me. After a short while, I started drinking on weekends with a couple of friends. I got a job performing magic tricks in a circus to pay for my drunks. Somehow I managed to finish my Bachelor's Degree with... Read more

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The May Issue of Grapevine Is Here!

AAs share their experiences doing service with CPC in this month's special section


In "Working With Others," our co-founder, Bill W., suggests that while helping an alcoholic we may want to "let the doctor, if he will, tell him he has something in the way of a solution." But how will the doctor know about AA or where to find us? Committees on Cooperation With the Professional... Read more

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A New Kind of Love

In sobriety, she learned how to love herself and others


I'm sitting at the base of Greylock Mountain, in Atlanta, Idaho. It's very quiet and I have the gift of this opportunity to contemplate. Soon, I will have my three-year sobriety birthday. It doesn't sound like long, but it's not been easy for me. I am one who has had to work at it. It took lots of... Read more

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“When we consult an AA friend, we should not be reluctant to remind him of our need for full privacy. Intimate communication is normally so free and easy among us that an AA adviser may sometimes forget when we expect him to remain silent. The protective sanctity of this most healing of human relations ought never be violated.”

AA Co-Founder, Bill W., August 1961
“This Matter of Honesty,”
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