From the September 2011 magazine.

September 2011: Editor's Letter

Dealing with the loss of someone loved—whether a child, a parent, a sibling, a spouse or a fellow member—is always a blow and a test of sobriety and sanity by its very nature.

In this issue, AAs share on how they handled grief and subsequent growth, demonstrating that the same tools that help us recover from alcoholism can also help us recover from sorrow.

In “First Aid, AA-Style,” a father survives the loss of two children, and in “Game Over,” a woman...