From the May 2011 magazine.

May 2011: Editor's Letter

They say, “It works if you work it,” but does that apply at work?

In this issue, members share on how program on the job is just as critical to recovery as program in their personal lives. In “An Inside Job,” an inmate working in a prison factory talks about how sobriety continues to save his life in an environment where words can quickly turn to violence. And in “East to Joshua Tree,” a man finds that being sober is much easier than being hungover while at work in the 150-degree Mojave Desert. For an attorney, his Twelfth Step work comes into play when he has the opportunity to help other suffering alcoholics who work in his field. Plus, you find many other stories of experience, strength and hope.

AA Grapevine’s work is showcased as well. Read “AA News” on page 10 to learn about the exciting multimedia growth ahead for AA Grapevine and hear what Grapevine Board members have to share about the re-launch of as a rich, engaging and interactive online community. The options for getting your Grapevine continue to expand to include an online subscription, along with the print and digital magazines. Visit today and make your contribution, whether it’s through subscribing for yourself or others, or submitting your story or art online.

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