Blackouts/Phases

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Too Much Spotlight (by Anon.)
WE'RE COMING OUT OF THE BLACKOUT. And this time I don't mean the individual blackout from booze, but the blackout of public misunderstanding and...
Home at Last (by M. P.)
WHISKEY AND WATER KEPT ME ALIVE when I was born, and I believe I have always been an alcoholic. At fourteen I drank two martinis and passed out. At...
Short Snorts (by Welborn V.)
In a virtual blackout, a future member staggered home, made his way through the house and wound up in the shower stall of his bathroom. Groping in...
The Climate Is No Excuse (by Anonymous)
HAVING been in AA for well over twelve months, I flew down from the Islands (New Guinea) to Australia some time ago for my first sober visit to that...
How It Happened (by A. L. F.)
IT is a wonder how AA comes to us with all its gifts, and so it happened that Hans H. of Bergen one day sent me some AA material. I had intended for...
Youth in A.A.
I CAME to Alcoholics Anonymous in my early thirties. My age didn't matter much at the time--I felt old, and you're as old as you feel. I had drinking...
Toper's Tale (by B. L.)
"LOOK, sir," I said, "I don't even know what day it is. I'm sick! I just called so you'd know I was still alive." The tone of my commanding officer's...
Blackout! (by M. L.)
ONE of the experiences which we share, and which normal drinkers can seldom understand, is the "blackout." Normal drinkers, if for some reason they...
P. O. Box 1980 (by M. E.)
May I add my plea to that of M.A.E. (in the November Grapevine) for more literature for the "early stage" alcoholic? It becomes a little too easy to...
P. O. Box 1980 (by D. C.)
I am a Police Officer and have been in the Force for fourteen years. I first came in contact with AA about two years ago. At this time I was...