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Topic: Doctor Bob (Robert Smith)
A uncanny visit to Doctor Bob’s grave site helps this member stay sober many years later
My first run at sobriety came in the late 1980's while living in Southern California. I was newly out of the Navy when my heart's desire pronounced me "alcoholic" and stipulated a relationship with...
"I gave him one bottle of beer. That was the last drink he ever took." -Bill W.
Serenely remarking to his attendant, “I think this is it,” Dr. Bob passed out of our sight and hearing November sixteenth at noonday. So ended the consuming malady wherein he had so well shown us how...
Landmark Designated
Many of these items are contrary to AA philosophy. Their publication here does not mean that the Grapevine endorses or approves them; they are offered solely for your information. The Akron home of...
The Doctor Calls
A.A.s in Columbia, S. C., are still glowing over a visit by Doctor R. S., one of the founders of A.A., and his wife who dropped in on their return from a Florida vacation. Dr. and Mrs. S. visited the...
Best of Bill
In a series of handy-sized pamphlets, our co-founder explains the important areas of "Faith," "Fear," "Honesty," "Humility," and "Love." These five reprints from the Grapevine are a short, succinct...
New Booklet--New Pamphlet
At our first meetings, we all heard down-to-earth suggestions on ways to stay away from that first drink--and the most effective have now been set down in print, in the new AA booklet Living Sober....
Long View and Closer View In New GSO Offerings
Two items now available from the AA General Service Office take both long-range and close-up looks at Fellowship history. Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers, a handsomely designed, generously illustrated...
Why do we need a "forum for debate" in Alcoholics Anonymous? Has AA really become a debating society? There was once another group of alcoholics who had much success at helping drunks recover. Many...
I have a deep, abiding faith that if I take care of the AA program, the program will take care of me--and you--and those who have yet to come. And for that to happen, AA must survive and grow. Some...
The speaker at our meeting last week told us that after leaving rehab, she got into the "program." She said she now has lots of "program" people in her life who help her out by talking "program" to...

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