Emotional Sobriety

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The Secret of Serenity (by Anonymous)
IN attending meetings in various groups in our region, I am continually surprised at the number of members who are resentful because they have not...
At my age (by JIM L.)
A little over a year ago, I was fired from my last job as a drug and alcohol counselor at a well-established treatment center. I was devastated:...
You are not done yet (by PATRICK F.)
I came to AA in 1996 after my second DUI. Encouraged by my attorney to take an action before going to court, I immediately started attending AA...
Too smart for AA? (by Gary S.)
A recent letter to the Grapevine said, "You can't be too dumb for this program, but you can be too smart." This stuck a note with me because it told...
Dear Members of the Morning Meeting (by Mary S.)
How do I possibly thank a Fellowship that helped my dear husband experience the best three years of his life? Before coming to AA, Paul had...
A Simple Miracle (by SHEILA O.)
I was cleaning out my desk the other day, and came across a copy of a letter sent to me by the wife of a fellow AA. I had been asked by members of my...
You've got to give to get (by JOHN L.)
I DON'T know what I expected, coming into Alcoholics Anonymous for the first time. I can vividly remember pondering the Steps on the wall during my...
Take a step back (by BERNARDO)
I've been thinking a lot about something a friend in my home group told me a couple of weeks ago. I hadn't seen or chatted with Finn in a while, so...
Tax man (by JEFF W.)
She walked into my office, badge in hand. "I'm from the Internal Revenue Service and I need to speak with the doctor," she said. I was summoned from...
A nice girl like me (by A.M.)
What's a nice girl like me doing in a place like this? That's what I kept asking myself as I sat in detox in Carmel, New York, wearing a plastic...