Denial

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Perhaps Only a Woman Can Understand (by K.C.)
As wives of AA members, we are, you might say, "the helpers of the helpers." This is our role and we gladly accept it. Like our husbands, we feel we...
THE ROAD BACK (by J. S.)
IF the FBI were to stage a gigantic manhunt, and finally corner its prey, only to discover they had caught J, Edgar, himself, they couldn't be one...
Now I Have Muscles (by J. H.)
IN THE BEGINNING, they told me I had a threefold disease: physical, mental, spiritual. They said that recovery would probably come about by first...
They'll Ruin AA! (by D. K.)
IT IS BECOMING increasingly apparent that the "pure alcoholic" is a thing of the past. The 1977 AA survey showed decisively that newcomers to AA more...
Our Spiritual Gift (by Anonymous)
ALONG WITH the joy of participating in the God-given program of AA, there is often, for me, a deep sense of sadness. This sadness is attributable to...
PO Box 1980 (by B. M.)
I've had so many rewards from the Grapevine, its messages and fellowship. As its cover theme, the May issue addressed "A Threefold Disease," and D. B...
Defeating Denial (by A. J.)
When I started attending AA meetings, I introduced myself as an "addict," I hadn't had a drink in close to two years. After I had been in the program...
A Disease of Denial (by Hal R.)
Last night I had a memorable experience that I don't want to forget. I went to a major prison with a group of AA members to carry the message of...
They'll Ruin AA (by D. K.)
It is becoming increasingly apparent that the "pure alcoholic" is a thing of the past. The 1977 AA survey showed decisively that newcomers to AA more...
Does the Tail Wag the Dog? (by Al B.)
For me, AA, for more than fifty years has been like a happy healthy dog wagging its tail. The tail wag reminds me of a soft sell program existing...