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A Mom’s Return

July 2021 | The Annual Prison Issue
Through living amends, a grateful sober mother comes full circle with the children she once abandoned for booze

Just in time

July 2021 | The Annual Prison Issue
I felt goose bumps on my skin. I believe my Higher Power spoke to me that morning with that Grapevine magazine. God was telling me, “I’m here, man. I never left. I’ve been here all along.”

In the Shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro

April 2021 | Fun in Sobriety
This Navy guy once needed liquor to enjoy his life. Today, under a sky full of stars, he knows that isn’t true

Twisted Sisters

April 2021 | Fun in Sobriety
We go on camping trips and service assemblies. When we go on vacation, everyone takes a “toenails in paradise” photo—a picture of where our feet are.

It’s not my show

March 2021 | Making Amends
Saying yes to joining the play was one thing, but memorizing the Third Step Prayer and doing an interpretive dance was quite another

Dear Grapevine

January 2020 | Spiritual Awakenings

The Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back

January 2020 | Spiritual Awakenings
Having to drink her coffee through a straw didn’t mean she was alcoholic. Did it?

Crayons, cookies & kisses

November 2019 | Grapevine Classics
With Steps, coffee and baskets of toys, some California mothers stay sober together

Hearing my story

August 2019 | African-American Alcoholics in AA
A surprise call from a fellow member reminds her how much Grapevine has helped her

From Collecting Cans to…Collecting Cans

May 2019 | Our Big Book–80 Wonderful Years
Redemption at the very end of a life on the streets

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