Grapevine Online Exclusive
A Pure Gift
For him, the changes in his life were the result of a relationship with a higher power
My drinking began as an experiment. I didn't know what alcohol would do to me. After a few drinks, I figured out what all the hollering was about. It made me feel good. I had a few drinks and I became more confident, my inhibitions fell from me and I felt happy. Over time I continued to experiment and I found that alcohol could be used for other things as well.
Sometimes when I felt pain, it worked as a pain reliever. I found at times of stress and worry, it would calm me down. When I faced indecision, a few drinks would fire my imagination and I could figure out a way to overcome...
A House Made for An Alcoholic
A local tourist attraction provides an interesting metaphor for this AA
Fear and the Fourth Step
An AA describes how a Step helped him to change his attitudes and feelings
Full of Possibilities
Able to live in the present moment, he saw that life was precious and abundant
Grappling with Traditions
An AA writes in about some issues that arose in her home group