Grapevine Online Exclusive

The Dinosaurs Did It

Experimenting with the paleo diet, she found herself drinking again

I had almost five years of sobriety when the thought occurred to me that it might be okay to take a drink; that enough time had passed to give it a try. I was away from home attending a conference for work and having a nice dinner in my hotel. Some months earlier, I had read an article about paleo-style diets. The author had been a problem drinker, but since switching to a more healthy diet free of complex carbohydrates he claimed he could have one or two drinks with no cravings. He said he no longer had the desire or need to drink multiple drinks! As I ordered dinner, I pondered the...

Related Items:

Down and Out In Cali
It took a couple of bottoms for her to begin to work the program

Safe After Surgery
An old timer uses the Big Book to help cope with fears about pain medication

My Old Home Group
A member describes how he stayed connected to his old home group even after moving away

Belief in the Bottle
She realized that Step Two was the antidote to her problem