The May Issue of Grapevine Is Here!

This month's featured stories focus on members with special needs

In AA, we have no special members, but there are those who do have special needs. Lack of hearing or sight, illness, head injuries, lack of wheelchair access can all challenge a member’s ability to receive the AA message. In this month’s feature section, we include powerful stories of acceptance,... Read more

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Shattering My Shell

Learning to pray and to love was the beginning of his sobriety

Twenty-one years ago, someone prayed to God asking him to help me. I felt the prayer during that day and it brought me to an evening AA meeting at a local jail. While there, I reached out and the hand of AA was there. The seed of my sobriety was planted and I found a solution to how to break the... Read more

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Back on Track

She admitted to her sponsor that she had been secretly drinking

I had been in AA for five months, working with a sponsor, going to meetings, doing Step work and even service work at a treatment center. But yet, I could not put down the drink. I could put days and weeks together at a time but I didn't know how to live without the solution I had found in the... Read more

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