From the June 2014 magazine.

Sober Firsts

When I came into AA in 2013, I was lucky to find a newcomers’ meeting where I was introduced to Grapevine. I can relate to the stories; they’re motivational and heartfelt.

Over the past several months I have experienced many sober firsts such as weddings, funerals and office parties. I was able to get through them all without a drink, and Grapevine was a big help. I also got to attend my first alcathon, which lasted 30 consecutive hours over Christmas. A fellow newcomer there asked for tips on getting through the holidays without taking a drink.

-- Debi W.

Lima, Ohio

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