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Home Group at Rio Rancho

For years, he jumped from meeting to meeting until he learned the value of a place called home


Becoming a member of Alcoholics Anonymous is the best decision I ever made. Next, I got a sponsor who took me though the Steps. It took me much longer to make another important decision and that was to become a member of a home group. In the past, I would declare a group my home group, attend... Read more

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The August Issue of Grapevine Is Here!

This month's special section features stories from Hispanic members of AA


The Spanish-speaking population is one of the fastest-growing segments within the United States. As La Viña’s circulation rises, it illustrates the need to reach all of our members with the life-saving message of AA. This month’s special section highlights stories of experience, strength and hope... 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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