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They say, “It works if you work it,” but does that apply at work?
In this issue, members share on how program on the job is just as critical to recovery as program in their personal lives. In “An Inside Job,” an inmate working in a prison factory talks about how...
At what point did you admit you were powerless over alcohol?
According to Bill W., writing in the March 1960 AA Grapevine, “This simply means that all of us have to hit bottom and hit it hard and lastingly.” That bottom comes in many forms, and the essays in...
In Pass It On, early AAs tell the story of an alcoholic-addict who comes to a meeting dressed in partial drag. The meeting is abuzz with whether he should be permitted to remain and recover. After...
In the spirit of carrying the message to all who need it while actively pursuing the goal of financial self-support, AA Grapevine recently launched digital versions of both Grapevine and La Viña...
Sometimes, even when we take the next right action in our individual recoveries, life has a way of being, well, life. And that’s where emotional sobriety comes in. As Bill W. wrote in the January...
How often do you attend meetings while on the road?
The experiences relayed by members in this month’s special issue theme “AA on the Road” share some of the great discoveries they have made about AA and their program while journeying. In “No Grappa...
Annual Prison Issue
In a letter that he wrote in 1949, Bill W. said "Every AA has been, in a sense, a prisoner.” Each July, Grapevine publishes its prison issue, which shares stories from prisoners and former prisoners...
How has your life been altered by the relationships that you form in the rooms? Given that alcoholics are notorious for not being able to forge relationships, it is amazing how in recovery that...
Dealing with the loss of someone loved—whether a child, a parent, a sibling, a spouse or a fellow member—is always a blow and a test of sobriety and sanity by its very nature. In this issue, AAs...
Relapse can often be a part of recovery, as this month’s stories by members demonstrate. In “Slip and Slide,” an AA in Australia writes that until he learned to love his new life, he kept getting...

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