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Traveling to Russia

A sober retiree tells of her experiences looking for meetings in St. Petersburg

I walked down three mossy stone steps through a large steel door with some trepidation and entered what appeared to be a cave; low ceilings, dim lighting and stonewalls. But when I saw a large table littered with coffee cups and Big Books and smiling faces seated around, I knew I was home. I was in... Read more


The July Issue of Grapevine Is Here!

This July marks a very special month for Alcoholics Anonymous

Thousands of sober alcoholics will gather in Atlanta at the 2015 International Convention to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the birth of AA in Akron, Ohio. In this issue, you will find a special letter from Terry Bedient, the non-alcoholic chairman of our AA General Service Board, photos from... 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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