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Topic: Slogans
Her sponsor had some suggestions for how to deal with challenging times in sobriety
This road on Emotional Sobriety has been a tough, but enduring road—as long as I persevere and continue on the path, not my path. I had my first learning experience after the desire to drink left me...
A cherished AA slogan comforts a newly sober husband after the loss of his wife
When I first entered the rooms of AA, a little more than 30 years ago, I noticed a sign on the wall that assured me that “This too shall pass.” I certainly hoped so. At the ripe old age of 24, I was...
Our precious sayings get this alcoholic through the day
It took me some time into sobriety to discover that all the tools I needed to stay sober and get along within the Fellowship of AA were the same tools I needed to get along in the outside world. Each...
RELIABILITY is a boring word. The language is filled with boring words, such as oatmeal, slush, fog, polyester, disgruntled, and gruntled. But among all the dreary words, I think I used to like...
Staying sober inside with meetings and without
I am a forty-one-year-old grateful recovering alcoholic. All eight years of my sobriety have come while serving time in federal prisons. My sentence for a nonviolent crime was severe because, of my...
HAVING A Ph.D. in psychology, being a professor and a college dean, these were no protection from alcoholism. In fact, they were handicaps to recovery in AA. A lifelong reliance upon brainpower...
EXCEPT FOR a few doubts that were resolved when I was about ten years old, my belief in God was always part of my makeup. Years of training in the seminary, culminating in ordination to the...
THERE IS MORE to being sober than just not drinking, thank God! This feeling of gratitude is a new experience. It brings with it a peace of mind and heart that is truly indescribable--a oneness with...
Board Briefs - "Aggressive" Twelfth Step Work
Members of our Editorial Board are occasionally asked to answer pertinent questions in writing. As space permits, "Around AA" will publish digests of their responses. Q.: How aggressive should we be...
Whatever Happened to the Circle and Triangle?
Have you noticed that the circle and triangle symbol no longer appears at the top of the Grapevine's Table of Contents? The decision to remove it has its roots in recent events: actions of the 1993...

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