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Doing Versus Debating (by Anonymous)
ON a recent Twelfth Step call, I found myself arguing with a man who wanted sobriety, he said, but seemed driven to debate about various principles...
The Cork in the Bottle (by N. C. N.)
IN Chicago, a right dilapidated prisoner told the judge that he really hadn't intended to drink the whole bottle at a sitting. 'Then why did you?'...
From the Grass Roots (by R. S.)
The Grapevine staff will ever know the number of person they have helped to sobriety, nor the number they have encouraged to try again after a...
A Time for Giving (by G. B.)
CHRISTMAS is a joyous occasion for most people, but how much more reason we AAs have to be grateful and happy! We who formerly celebrated these...
From the Grass Roots (by R.P.)
It does not seem consistent to me to ask God for help to accept the things we cannot change, pay tribute to Him by reading eleven spiritual steps and...
Everything Is Fine. . . (by A.T.)
Ed. note: In response to many letters, we asked an AA with thirteen years' unbroken sobriety to tackle a tough subject. WHY, after long periods of...
Do-gooder or Stand-patter? (by J.F.)
FROM "doing bad" to ourselves and others, because of compulsive drinking, we have been given the rare opportunity in AA to reverse the procedure and...
Inside Looking Out (by R. R.)
Ed note: these words from the chairman of a prison group on the occasion of the group's first anniversary reveal how much AA means to the many...
AA's "Do It Yourself" Plan (by The Golden Gater)
THE Twelve Suggested Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are a "do it yourself" plan. This plan enables you to avoid expensive psychiatrists, physicians,...
All Aboard the AA Bus Line (by F. S.)
GROPING and alone, going around in circles at my first AA meetings, I stayed sober for some time by my own efforts (so I thought). One day I stumbled...