From the August 2013 magazine.

August 2013: Greetings From Maine

Two sober friends head to Maine for biking, whale-watching and whoopie pie!

Hiking and biking? That was not our idea of a vacation when we were active. Back then, vacations were an excuse to get even more wasted than usual and engage in self-destructive behaviors. But living sober means finding new ways to be present, alive, and in conscious contact with a Higher Power. So my friend and I decided to go on a vacation to Maine and visit Acadia National Park.

We know each other from a Monday night womens’ meeting. Earlier in the year we took our first trip together to an AA Young Peoples’ Conference in the Adirondacks. We got along really well and liked...

-- Diane S. and Carolyn H.

Warren, New Jersey