The June 2012 Grapevine is Here!
In this month's special section, we feature stories about Founders' Day
Every June, thousands of alcoholics and their families and friends descend on Akron to celebrate the anniversary of Dr. Bob’s last drink and the birth of Alcoholics Anonymous. It’s a fun-filled weekend of meetings, dances, bus tours, entertainment and fellowship—called Founders’ Day. We are happy to present our special Founders’ Day issue. Read more in the Editor's Letter.
"We explained to the man on the bed the nature of his malady and told him our own stories of drinking and recovery." —Bill W., "Dr. Bob: A Tribute," January 1951 Grapevine article
Special Section: Founders' Day Issue
Welcome to Akron!
We celebrate the early days of AA in Akron, Ohio
A spur-of-the-moment trip to Akron with a few surprises was just the medicine this alcoholic needed
A newcomer helps her friend take a fun ride through AA history
His 1934 Royal reminds him of the words that saved millions
Dr. Bob: A Tribute From Bill
"I gave him one bottle of beer. That was the last drink he ever took." -Bill W.
Steps and Traditions
Calm, Cool, Collected
In Step Six, she realized good things would come with a little hard work
Big Dreams and Lofty Goals
An ambitious project led to the lesson of a lifetime
Our Personal Stories
A Fridge Full of Food
Gratitude is one thing she doesn't take for granted
Drunk Tank Awakening
Because he's been there, he's uniquely qualified to help others
She finally found out why she was unbalanced her whole life
The pastor had no idea what waited under his double cocktail
Oh God, I Hope She Doesn't Find It!
The day a closet drinker hid his bottle in the wrong car
The Greatest Friendship He Ever Had
An old-timer taught him the beauty of showing up and sharing love
One group's move affects another and sends them on the road to an amends
In Every Issue
- 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?