From the July 2010 magazine.

Dear Grapevine

One-month anniversary

Yesterday, I had one month of sobriety. In the last few months I lived in complete isolation and loneliness. I threw away my AA literature and convinced myself that I did not need the people or the meetings anymore.

I knew exactly what was on TV each night, cried myself to sleep and stopped eating. I stopped working and living the program.

On Feb. 8, I woke up and asked God to help me, because I was afraid that I might die. There was a feeling of inner peace and I knew what to do--go back to meetings, seek outside help, and reconnect with my sponsor and the program. The...


Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario