Blackouts/Phases

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PO Box 1980 (by Anonymous)
Last year, I decided that I didn't need help any more and went back to a lifestyle that had been nothing but pain and misery for me and anyone who...
They're Playing My Song (by Jim T.)
In 1983, my wife left me because of my alcohol and drug addiction. I'd been trying to control it, but when she left, I moved into a small apartment...
The Dirty Harry Special (by Srinivasan)
Most beloved old-timers, newcomers, brothers and sisters in Alcoholics Anonymous, I am Srinivasan and I am an alcoholic. By the Grace of God, I haven...
Big Light Can Be Shed On Alcoholism If AAs Fill This In and Return To the Grapevine
The purpose of this questionnaire is to ascertain at what age the incidents or experiences listed below first happened. The order in which they are...
Early AAs Take Stock
One of the AA pioneers' many gifts to alcoholics was identifying the early warning signs of the illness and sparing them what Bill W. called "that...
Ham on Wry (by Steve H.)
A DRUNK COMES TO AFTER A BLACKOUT and can't remember a thing about the night before. Terrified that he might have done something awful, he calls a...
It's a Privilege (by Anonymous)
I woke up on Friday, May 24, and finished off a bottle of vodka. I then went to work and was excused at about 10:30. Although my boss insisted...
Loners and Internationalists: On the High Seas and at Home (by G.H.)
While our ship was in port in Hong Kong in 1984, a sober shipmate took me to my first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. It was in a cathedral, and...
Duffy's Tavern (by Matt L.)
It was the late forties. I was in terrible shape and had been drunk for weeks. I was in a semi-blackout, and usually came to in joints with sawdust...