April 2017 Table of Contents

Read the Letter from the Editor 
On the Cover: Home Group

Room 307
Alone and afraid, a young alcoholic
enters a facility that will connect
her to AA and a better life  

Jump start
The information he got in
treatment about the program
started this young man’s engine
and put his sobriety in high gear

Basic training.
Five weeks of outpatient were the
building blocks to AA and a sober

Just released—what now?
When it’s time to leave the facility
and there’s booze on every corner,
Bridging the Gap can help

Miracle in Hollywood
After years of relapsing, he finally
connected to AA at a recovery
house in the town known for
making dreams come true

Here come the vans
Just when he felt too nervous to do
service, some guys who needed help
saved the day 

Any lengths.
A former Class A Trustee and
addiction professional shares about
the wonderful ride she and AA
have been on for the past 26 years 

Steps and Traditions
Deep cleaning
How several years of self-
examination and inventories gave
her peace and set her free to help others
Related:Power of the pen

Cake or no cake.
After moving to different towns,
a member gets a big lesson in how
other meetings like to clap, share,
pass the basket and celebrate

Our Personal Stories
He thought he had the perfect cover,
that he could keep everyone away—until
someone saw right through it

She completely changed the
menu. The liquor had to go
Related: The power needed

Good news for Miss Dog.
No job, no house, no money—he
knew it was time to end it all. But
what about his poodle?
Related: Yesterday’s mistakes         

Into Action
A happy mending.
A disastrous start to an overseas
trip was saved by some cheerful,
service-loving Brits

Bird trouble.
He was in a jam alright, but it
wasn’t over feathers. This time
liquor had him locked up good

Emotional Sobriety
Free to fly.
During a tough time, a husband
takes action and finds new ways to
take the next right step

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Editor's letter                        
Dear Grapevine                    
Discussion Topic                   
At Wit's End                          
Alcoholism at Large