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Island Adventure

On his first vacation in sobriety, strangers in the fellowship showed him how wonderful his life is because of AA.


Last September I went to St Martin for vacation. Though I had looked up the AA meetings as soon as I arrived, I was nervous because I would be celebrating my first six months of sobriety far from my home group. The first meeting I attended on the island was held at a Red Cross building. Since I had... Read more

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The December Issue of Grapevine Is Here

This month's special section features stories about how AAs stay sober and do service during the holiday season


The holidays are a time for laughter, joy and fellowship. But they also can be stressful for alcoholics. Thanks to AA, we have ways to help us navigate parties and family gatherings—tools to help us with our loneliness, to help lower our expectations and remind us to reach out to others. This month... 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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