The October Issue of Grapevine Is Here

This month's special section features stories on the slogans

In the 1940s and '50s, Grapevine ran some wonderful articles about our beloved slogans, such as "Easy Does It," "Live and Let Live" and "First Things First." These are not the only slogans AAs hold dear to their hearts. Go into any old-school meeting and you might see slogans hanging all over the... Read more

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Something Was Wrong

She had always sensed that things weren't right; but she didn't know it was alcoholism

I knew from as far back as I can remember that something was very wrong in our family. I just didn't know that it was alcoholism. Both of my parents were alcoholics and rage-aholics and our household consisted of chaos, turmoil, violence and abuse. I would do anything that I could to escape, both... 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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September 17

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“If we’re willing to expose the pages of our lives to the love and understanding of our Higher Power and a fellow alcoholic, we’ll surely know a new freedom and a new happiness. We’ll discover that love is never having to feel alone again; that God’s presence in our lives has become profound; and that the unity of the Fellowship of the spirit can be ours so long as we’re willing to ‘pass it on.’”

West Palm Beach, Florida, May 1989
“Building an Arch,”
Spiritual Awakenings


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