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Topic: Diversity in AA
Vulgarity and Racism at Meetings
Today when my copy of the June Grapevine arrived in the mail, one of the first things that struck my eye as I flipped through it was B. B.'s query {page 44): Why aren't more Negroes attracted to AA?...
Updating AA Literature
Three new pamphlets now available from the AA General Service Office illustrate three ways of meeting changing needs. "Do You Think You're Different?" starts from scratch with a completely fresh idea...
One shaky, guilt-ridden morning after, I promised myself that if I were to get drunk just one more time I would "enter" Alcoholics Anonymous. It had been suggested to me some years earlier that I try...
You know, the first time I went to an AA meeting and found a junkie there, I was astounded. And if that weren't enough, this dope fiend was talking and taking up meeting time. And the AA members were...
I am an alcoholic with a sobriety date of November 19, 1986, not addicted to mood-altering drugs such as cocaine, heroin, or marijuana. (I am addicted to caffeine and am a formerly heavy smoker.) I'...
From the February 1961 Grapevine
"We're getting entirely too big," he said. "And too organized. We get too much publicity. We're in danger of losing the blessings of intimacy, the person-to-person touch. We forget that this outfit...
From the February 1979 Grapevine
There were about twenty-five people at the meeting, and I knew most of them. It was a discussion meeting, and we went around the tables discussing the First Step. It was my turn, and I started as I...
From the October 1977 Grapevine
In recent years, no subject seems have been discussed more often, in more detail, for longer hours, and with more heat than the question of special-purpose groups. Both the advocates and the...
From the December 1956 Grapevine
Ever since I discovered AA, I have never stopped being amazed that it is so consistently successful with all sorts and conditions of alcoholics. No other society or agency interested in the alcoholic...
From the April 1977 Grapevine
The meeting was ending, and the secretary spoke those familiar words, "Now if all those who would care to join me in the Lord's Prayer would please rise," and I rose with the group in anticipation of...

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