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The Words of a Dangling Man (by David R.)
"Off Again, On Again Finnegan" has a new lot of loyal rooters: the "You're In--You're Out" selective service inductees, aged twenty-six to thirty-...
Editorial: (by John B.)
The first of the 12 steps in the creed or philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous is, "We admitted that we were powerless over alcohol--that our lives had...
Letters to the Grapevine. . . (by A.A. Wife)
Dear Grapevine: As is true with all of us, alcoholic and non-alcoholic alike, when we honestly face ourselves we find many instances of our own...
Women Alcoholics Have a Tougher Fight (by Marty M.)
Women alcoholics do have special problems. To begin with, the double standard works overtime for them. Even before they become alcoholic they're in a...
One Man's Opinion As He Sees the 'Spiritual Angle' (by R.E.B.)
"There are no atheists in foxholes" is an expression which has been current nearly three years, though its authenticity has been challenged by...
The Clip Sheet
New York Herald Tribune: New Jersey should establish state-operated centers to aid its estimated 29,000 chronic alcoholics, two Rutgers University...
Growing Pains Here and Abroad
The founding of a new group of Alcoholics Anonymous is considerably more difficult and complicated than opening up a new roadside hot dog stand.
A.A.s to Be Asked for Information
A.A.s will be invited shortly to assist, insofar as the filling out of the questionnaire and collecting data, on a nationwide basis, in a new...
Mail Call for All A.A.s at Home Or Abroad (by J.F.H.)
Any structure we erect in life, whether it be a material or a moral structure, must have a solid foundation on which to rest or it will crumble and...
Faith Can Be Cultivated (by Pete D.)
I am an alcoholic, now sober in A.A. for two and a half years. For that I am grateful to A.A., to a Power greater than A.A., and to a power which...