Depression

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At Last No Longer Apart (by F.M.)
When they told me my story would appear in the "high-bottom" section of the last edition of the Big Book--the section labeled "They Stopped in Time...
Solutions Not Sadness (by Susan L.)
The first time I walked into an AA meeting I'd been ordered to do so by the court. Actually, I didn't walk--I was wheeled. I'd spent the previous...
Pick Up the Phone (by Carolene B.)
With almost nine years in recovery, I found myself bogged down in dishonesty, self, fear of economic insecurity, and depression. I was back on that...
Progress, Not Perfection (by Jim N.)
B]ill W. often talked about the spiritual awakening he had at Towns Hospital. The room was filled with light. He felt as though he was standing on a...
Double Gratitude (by Gael C.)
When I joined AA I really didn't understand much about alcoholism. I just wanted to quit drinking, get rid of the pain, and somehow get my life back...
PO Box 1980 (by John V.)
My name is John, and I'm an alcoholic. I drank alcoholically for thirteen and a half years; I arbitrarily date the onset of my alcoholism from the...
Going Backwards
Going Backwards I have been sober for six years, but lately I have been feeling like I did when I first sobered up. I have been behaving as I did...
The Freedom to Change--Or Not (by Larry H.)
I used to wonder how long it would take to be rid of my character defects. I remember complaining to my sponsor about the pain and suffering they...
Editor's Note (by The Editors)
Dear Reader, The Grapevine often publishes Special Sections, mini-collections of stories devoted to one topic. We believe that reading a number of...
Happy Or Unhappy? It's My Call (by Pearl S.)
I'm as happy as I make up my mind to be" is a phrase I've heard at meetings from time to time. Usually, the person who utters it appears to be calm...