From the August 2017 magazine.

Instant topic, just add alcoholics

When I first got sober I did the recommended 90 meetings in 90 days. I drank every single day so that was not a problem. One of the meetings I attended was at noon on Saturday. It was a Grapevine meeting. I fell in love with the magazine and the meeting and soon bought a subscription.

I got a sponsor around that time who thought it was a good idea for me to start chairing meetings. No one was chairing the Grapevine meeting, so I stepped up. At first there were only five or six people there, but now the Grapevine meeting has the highest attendance of any of our other meetings. Once a month we do a bingo and potluck afterward and the group really loves it.

-- Linda T.

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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