August 2015 Table of Contents
"Some day we hope that every alcoholic who journeys will find a Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous at his destination," it says in "A Vision for You" in the Big Book. "…Those of us who travel drop in as often as we can. This practice enables us to lend a hand, at the same time avoiding certain alluring distractions of the road, about which any traveling man can inform you." This month's special section features stories about how members stay sober on the road or in the air.
Read the Editor's Letter
Dear Grapevine: Letters from Readers
A pilot gets sober and watches his life really take off
Danger: Port Ahead
A sailor with two years sober calls in the big guns when he hits dry land
On a trip through Alabama, a woman finds that disaster relief includes the loving arms of AA
How to Survive Cocktail Hour—at 30,000 Feet
Facing a stressful trip to see the family on a plane without drinking booze? One guy has some tips.
My Lucky Day in Vegas
Desperate to stay sober on a business trip, a newcomer takes action and wins big
Steps and Traditions
Ready to Sweep
Step Eight reminds him which side of the street to clean
Who’s in Charge?
Luckily, in his quest to save AA, he ran across one of our special workers
A Tale of Two Brothers
Separated for 36 years, two alcoholic brothers experience quite a surprising reunion
What’s on Your Mind?
Highs & Lows
A “low-bottom” member makes the case that all of our stories are powerful—and should all weigh the same
On Sacred Ground
Who knew a spiritual trek to the Black Hills would include a van full of fun-loving AAs?
The Sweet Spot
How one longtime member lines up emotionally and spiritually, whether on land or sea
- Personal Stories
AA's tales of recovery
Tragedy in the Night
- Twelve Traditions
AA's guiding principles
Behind the Scenes
- Twelve Steps
AA's blueprint for sobriety
The Road from Reno
New to AA? Find sober support
Like a Duckling
Get a dose of Higher Power here
A River Runs Through It
They've experienced it all ... sober
What's My Secret?