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That River in Egypt (by Francis S.)
Thanks to the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, and particularly a Fourth Step, I have learned of a concept called denial. No, it is not a river in...
Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers (by Fred H.)
In the last few years of my drinking I "proved" many times that I could stop drinking. Inevitably, then, in this stopped condition, the thought...
A Narrow Escape (by Kevin W.)
I've been sober for eight months and three days today. Three days ago, I once again felt the obsession to drink. I thought about prayer and dismissed...
Starting over with Step One (by Becky S.)
A member of my home group suggested I write my story for the Grapevine. At the time I thought he was nuts, because I had just had another relapse. I...
Seeing Things Differently (by C. G. H.)
When my counselor recommended that I attend ninety AA meetings in ninety days following my discharge from the treatment center, my reaction was, "You...
What Color Is Your Sobriety? (by Sharon K.)
When I'd been sober three months, after a long struggle with alcoholism, the stress and tension at home could have been cut with a knife. I was...
Please and Thank You (by Jerry S.)
I came to AA hungover, emotionally mangled, and on the worst day of my life. I couldn't control my drinking but I didn't believe initially that the...
A Spiritual Snowball (by Mallory B.)
This article is proof positive of the power of AA in my life. A year ago I wouldn't even have attempted it. I simply didn't have the courage to try.
Choices and Change (by Beverley S.)
It was two days before Christmas and I was almost two months sober, when I came home from work one day, opened the pantry door to get some potatoes,...
Hope, Faith, and Love (by Paul B.)
If the lifting of that all-consuming compulsion to drink was the only benefit received from Alcoholics Anonymous, it alone would have been enough...