The Annual Prison Issue
This month’s featured section is the “Annual Prison Issue.”
Members from inside and outside share powerful stories about getting and staying sober in prison.
AA Grapevine's Podcast
The podcast is available on your favorite podcast platforms. A new episode will be available in English every Monday at 9:00am ET.
Count your days! See how many years, months, days and hours you have of sobriety. It's amazing what can happen one day at a time.
An Unfamiliar Inner Peace
When I sobered up this last time, my original sponsor coached me on the Seventh Step.
A Conference to Remember
I am an alcoholic and an inmate serving time at CTF (Correctional Training Facility)-Soledad, a medium-custody prison in the heart of California.
Sunrise over Maui
My last five years of drinking were filled with depression, fear and loneliness. Every night I prayed to die in my sleep.
One Breeze at a time
Through the grace of my Higher Power, I have been placed in a state of “remote control.” The remote part is because I have been removed from society.
Grapevine Daily Quote July 2
“My sponsor told me that if I stayed away from the first drink a day at a time and followed the suggested Twelve Steps, I could lead a sober life. She didn’t promise me health, wealth, happiness, love -- or comfort. All she promised me was sobriety! Thank goodness, she didn’t promise me anything else, because along the AA path I have found sickness, death, unhappiness, and considerable discomfort. But I have also found the greatest joy, love, and happiness of my life.”
Count your days here.