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A Faith That Works

An oldtimer with over 60 years of sobriety shares his experience

In my 61st year of sobriety, I still find it difficult to explain the spiritual side of AA. Part of this problem is that I know where others might be coming from—that they have honest doubts either about the existence of God or God's willingness to be constructively involved in our lives. They may... Read more


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,—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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October 24

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"Through the years, I have read thousands of books and pamphlets, but the Big Book is still the superstar. The love flowing from its pages encourages me to keep the blade of my sobriety ever sharp and gleaming, to cut through all the ignorance and terror that surround still-suffering alcoholics."

Wynberg, South Africa, March 1984
    "Some Long-Time Views,"
    Emotional Sobriety


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