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Losing Patti

A member recalls how her sister's illness and subsequent death helped her get sober

One day in March, back in 2002, my sister, Patti, called to say she had cancer. Suffice it to say, I embarked on a bender, or rather, a giant pity party, because after all, my sister had cancer, right? It seemed like a good enough reason at the time. I was already drinking daily anyway and at what... Read more

The October Issue of Grapevine Is Here!

This month's special section features stories on letting go of resentments

How do we stay sober and maintain our serenity and emotional sobriety when problems annoy us and people get in our way? Luckily, we have AA. Whether it's writing a Fourth Step inventory, doing a Tenth Step, or praying for someone, we have wonderful tools that help navigate our day. The Big Book... Read more

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Many Powers Greater Than Me

A member describes how he came to practice Steps Two and Three

When I got to AA, Steps 2 and 3 reminded me of my unsuccessful attempts at mental gymnastics as a child and youth at the Lutheran church my mother sent me to. I was told that only complete faith in Jesus as savior counted, and that was pretty elusive. I tended to ask wiseacre questions like, "What... Read more





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