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Wild Geese

He wandered from job to job and from home to home until he got sober


I was a teenager in the post war years. It was a time of "block parties" and celebrating the return to normalcy. "Let's drink some beer," a friend suggested one day. We did. I got drunk and woozy. The room was spinning and when I went to bed. But despite all that, the voice within me said, "Grab... Read more

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The May Issue of Grapevine Is Here!

AAs share their experiences doing service with CPC in this month's special section


In "Working With Others," our co-founder, Bill W., suggests that while helping an alcoholic we may want to "let the doctor, if he will, tell him he has something in the way of a solution." But how will the doctor know about AA or where to find us? Committees on Cooperation With the Professional... 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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