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A Tale of Two Saturdays

The difference between the two was the world--and one drink


I spent last Saturday afternoon with a close family relative as he struggled through his tears to say goodbye to his father at a memorial service. His father drank himself to death after decades of unchecked and untreated alcohol abuse. The following Saturday I spent with him again and this time,... Read more

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The September Grapevine Is Here!

This month's special section features stories by members who got sober in their 50s, 60s, 70s, or later


Whether we “nearly lost it all,” as the Big Book refers to it, or we “stopped in time,” most alcoholics are quite lucky to have made it through the doors of AA at all. In this month’s special section, we feature stories by members who got to AA in their 50s, 60s, 70s or later. Letter from the... Read more

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Out of the Box (of Cheap Wine)

Much of what she heard in meetings didn't make sense at first but she kept coming


My former husband and I had been drinking buddies. On his days off, our time was spent going out to lunch, having numerous glasses of wine, and coming home to continue drinking even more. We rarely were able to go out in the evening because we would both be too drunk to drive. I would blackout much... Read more

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