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Many of these items are contrary to AA philosophy. Their publication here does not mean that the Grapevine endorses or approves them; they are...
What Did I Do Last Night? (by M. U.)
WHEN I WAS drinking, I didn't recognize a blessing when I saw one. For instance, instead of humbly accepting a blackout as an act of mercy, I was...
PO Box 1980 (by B. L.)
Coming from a family full of sober alcoholics, I was well aware of the existence of the AA program. Throughout the twelve years my father has...
Completely Myself (by D. S.)
IT DAWNED on me several years ago, after a horrible one-day drunk breaking over nine years of sobriety in this blessed program, that God was unbiased...
The Last, Lucky Blackout (by Y. L.)
One Sunday morning in March 1978, as I was pouring a glass of vodka with a dash of orange juice, the telephone rang. Muttering four-letter words (who...
PO Box 1980 (by E. B.)
Two letters in the March issue ("Help Needed for a 'New Breed' " and "Prescription for 'Pill' Talk") brought forth a flood of responses. It would be...
The Freedom to Belong (by L. P.)
NOT LONG after I started my drinking career, I realized I had a drinking problem. But I kept feeling that if my other problems would go away, I...
Time Can Heal--Or Hurt (by J. L.)
I just celebrated my thirteenth AA birthday, which is a miracle. At the meeting, I shared my story and called on people present, as I have done for...
We Feel the Same Pain (by M. H.)
I AM A seventeen-year-old, grateful, recovering alcoholic. When I came to Alcoholics Anonymous seventeen months ago, I was desperate, like so many of...
After Thirty-three Years (by G. A.)
I WENT INTO AA after twenty years of drinking. The Fellowship came to me through my doctor. In 1949, I had three slips. One was at the Preakness at...