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Letter from Puerto Rico

A 24-year-old woman living in San Juan learns that you're never too young to be an alcoholic


The good times had passed. Those good ol' drinkin' days with friends, the endless nights at the punk shows, the parties in abandoned houses, all of them…gone. People used to call me in order to have a good time but as time passed I found myself losing friends. I slept with their boyfriends,... Read more

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The November Issue of Grapevine Is Here

This month's special section features stories from LGBT AA members


Each November, our special section features selections from our Grapevine Story Archive. This extensive archive—found on our website, aagrapevine.org—contains every story printed in Grapevine since 1944, including many of Bill W.'s essays. This month we feature stories of experience, strength and... 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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