Blackouts/Phases

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Once Over Lightly
MAYBE HE'D BEEN in a drunken fog, and G. F., Caroline Islands, tells about a fellow who had a blackout during one. He was having a slip when he met...
PO Box 1980 (by ANONYMOUS)
My first exposure to the Grapevine was in a detox in Rochester, N.Y. I remember well the large steam pipes that covered one-half of the ceiling in...
Of Garbage Cans and Other Strange Tales (by E. E.)
IF ANYONE had told me how much fun belonging to AA is, I might have arrived earlier. It's a great place for us who love to laugh. . . . In the group...
Making Manuel Drink (by Dan J.)
My parents had always taught me I not to drink alone. "Only alcoholics," they warned, "drink alone. People who drink with others are social drinkers...
Who's on First? (by W. J.)
Three years ago I came to, as if from an alcoholic blackout, to find myself standing in my yard with a flashlight and 12-gauge riot-gun. My...
Unconditional Sobriety (by Lisa A.)
Then I might as well be drunk!" A shocking statement? Yes, but one that I have heard repeatedly at meetings, which concerns me. For example: "I did...
A Power Greater Than Compulsion (by Norm W.)
August 5, 1960 marks the end of what I pray was my last drunken episode. It was a two-day affair, spent mostly in a blackout. It occurred after...
Blackout (by Charles M.)
Whenever I hear someone in a meeting likening alcoholism to being lost in a big black hole, I think back to an experience I had in Agrigento, Sicily...
Too Much Spotlight (by Anonymous)
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...
Jumbo Shrimp and the Gift of Laughter (by Don B.)
When I first entered AA, I knew I had to stop drinking even if it meant that I'd never be able to laugh or have fun again. With such grim...