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Vino Vignette--The Wild Irishman (by T.D.Y.)
"LOOK out below!" sang a vibrant Irish-whisky voice from a 10th-floor window of the hotel. I barely had time to look up and then run for cover as I...
Health Group Honors Alcoholics Anonymous
CHOSEN for the conspicuous honor by the American Public Health Association, Alcoholics Anonymous has been formally presented with one of the highly...
Closed Meeting
I SUPPOSE," said the Closed Meeting leader, "that just mentioning 'Sponsorship' as a subject for discussion is like taking your thumb out of a dike....
Closed Meeting
"BELIEVE it or not, the holidays are almost here again! Christmas and New Year's were always sources of trouble for many of us. Tonight, let's talk...
Keeping It Simple
"SOME persons say that AA is 'disorganized' and it does lack formal organization," said the leader of the Closed Meeting. "Such remarks are not...
Lest We Forget
Don't take the first drink. Keep away from the first drink one day at a time, beginning with today. Meet a compulsion to drink with a substitute--...
Slips and Human Nature (by William Duncan Silkworth, M.D.)
This article is reprinted from the January, 1947, issue of The Grapevine, because it seems as timely and useful now as it was then. The late Dr....
Prayer of St. Francis (by Bill W.)
This article of Bill's was first printed in the Grapevine in the January 1958 issue. Many AAs have mentioned it since as a great help in their...
Women Alcoholics Have a Tougher Fight (by Marty M.)
Anniversary reprint From the May 1945 Grapevine WOMEN alcoholics do have special problems. To begin with, the double standard works overtime for them...
Take Step Eleven (by Bill W.)
Anniversary reprint From the June 1958 Grapevine WHEN it comes to the practice of AA's Step Eleven--"Sought through prayer and meditation to improve...