Grapevine Online Exclusive
His alcoholism and bipolar disorder conspired to keep him in some fearful places
My drinking started when I was 17 years old. Some friends and I got hold of some liquor and beer, which we drank in the back of my friend's truck bed. We sat drinking and smoking cigarettes. Everyone was getting pretty drunk and although I was pretty far-gone, I kept drinking that whiskey. When I came to the next morning and found my friends still passed out cold, I found some more whiskey and started drinking all over again.
Something else happened to me when I was 17—I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. I would get manic and would run around town all day long. My Bipolar goes... Login to read more
Not a subscriber? Click here to subscribe.
Where's the Beef?
She realized there was a connection between her spiritual condition and her perception of meetings
She had her first drink celebrating a new ship in the harbor. It was also her first drunk
He wanted to be just like his hero. Turned out he was ...
Contents Under Pressure
Alcohol seemed to be the solution to the turmoil inside
New to AA? Find sober support
Like a Duckling
Get a dose of Higher Power here
A River Runs Through It
- Twelve Steps
AA's blueprint for sobriety
Forgiving my Brother
- Personal Stories
AA's tales of recovery
Sofa Sweet Sofa
They've experienced it all ... sober
What's My Secret?
Giving it away to keep it
No Roads to Bethel