Grapevine Online Exclusive
He wanted to understand when he became an alcoholic. It was pretty clear
I went to meetings of AA for quite some time before I found out that I really am an alcoholic. At my first meeting, I told them I was a pothead with a cocaine problem who likes to drink and how I needed them to show me how to not do cocaine so I could smoke pot and drink like normal people. They just smiled and said, "Keep coming back."
I left there thinking—wow, they want me to come back! They liked what I had to say!
Pretty soon I was introducing myself as an alcoholic, even though I didn't believe I was one. I was trying to keep it simple. And I did it out of respect for...
A Six-Week Tour in AA
He went to help his daughter out and discovered that maybe he belonged there too
Wanting to Live
No matter how low our bottoms may be, there is always hope
A Place to Belong
From his very first meeting to international conventions, AA was always the right place
Steps Toward a Brighter Future
After a second stint in prison, he went back to AA