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From Control to Surrender
She couldn't believe that she was actually an alcoholic until the night after her first meeting
Although I didn't start drinking until I was in college, my alcoholic mind was developing from the moment I was born.
That I had an alcoholic mind in my teenage years was evident from the poetry I was writing at the time. It reflected the self-pity and victimization that I felt during those years. I had always felt like an outcast who never fit in or belonged anywhere.
I did try to control it. I was careful to always drink for the "right reasons" and limit myself to two, or quit before I became out of control. Looking back, I can see that I was always irritated when I stopped...
After multiple relapses, she hit bottom once and for all
Back from the Brink
Diagnosed with cirrhosis, he finally faced the truth about his drinking
Five Years Later
After a long relapse he came back to AA and found a God of his understanding
Reconnecting Through the Years
Their separate lives took them to various continents but they kept bumping into each other through AA