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I Remember When

A member thinks about what nostalgia means for him as a recovering alcoholic


Nowadays there seems to be an inordinate number of movies, shows and plays about "remember when." This nostalgia appeals to so many people who want to hold onto the past forever. People often say, "I can remember," when they are talking about the so-called "good old days." I can remember playing... Read more

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The September Issue of Grapevine Is Here!

This month's special section features stories on AA and technology


Our co-founders, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, could never have imagined the many ways AA members communicate and stay connected today. Social media, texting, online meetings … never before have we had so many chances to share with one another, as well as opportunities to stay close to our Traditions and... 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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