Depression

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PO Box 1980 (by John O.)
I would like to respond to the letter "Problems Other Than Alcohol," in the July 2004 Grapevine. The author calls the story of a sponsor directing a...
Singled Out by Silence (by J.B.)
When I was a year old, I got an infection that caused me to lose a good portion of my hearing. As a result, I wore a hearing aid and depended on lip-...
Steps to Serenity (August 1979) (by S.M.)
I drank for fifteen years, and for the last of those years, there was no question about whether or not I would drink. Today, the AA program and the...
Editor's Note (by The Editor)
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An Outside Issue? (by Kelly H.)
August 11, 2003, was my five-year sobriety anniversary. Less than one month before this, I voluntarily entered the hospital with a plan to kill...
Beyond the Blues and Back Again (by Gerald G.)
Depression, like love, is an overused word. "I love my wife"; I love what AA has done for me"; I love chocolate." It's the context that makes the...
Talkin' Me off the Ledge (by Rebecca L.)
I've been sober two years now, and it's been pretty good--for the most part. I've met a lot of really nice people. I've gone to quite a few meetings...
Someone Lean on (by Anonymous)
Fifteen years ago, when I was very young in sobriety, I confided to my sponsor that I was on a combination of antidepressant and anti-psychotic...
Resources for Those Coping with Depression in Sobriety
The pamphlet "The AA Member--Medications and Other Drugs: A report from a group of physicians in AA," (P-11) is available from AA World Services. To...
Pennies from Heaven (by Riven K.)
My name is Ken, and I'm an alcoholic. What I don't want to tell you is the fact that in addition to my addictions (alcohol, drugs, people, places,...