Show Filters
Hide Filters

Magazine Issue

Someone Who Understood

Magazine Issue November 2020 | Topics Family Getting through Adversity Homegroup/Meetings Personal Stories Spirituality

Someone Who Understood

November 2020 | Our Twelve Traditions
Hitting bottom would surely end his chance to adopt. Who on earth would let him raise their child now?

World’s best coffee guy

October 2020 | Money and Sobriety
The new cookie king was about to learn a valuable lesson regarding his group’s prudent reserve

Up from the Ashes

Magazine Issue September 2020 | Topics Getting through Adversity Homegroup/Meetings Personal Stories

Up from the Ashes

September 2020 | Living Sober Group
How a mother kept her cool and stayed close to AA as tragedy struck her family and her California town

Accepting Myself

August 2020 | LGBTQ+
I went to the AA meeting, but I felt out of place. I couldn’t “come out” in prison. I didn’t want people to judge me. I didn’t trust anyone.

The Best We Could

August 2020 | LGBTQ+
After years of resentment, a gay member reunites with his dad, and AA helps heal the pain

Changing Course

August 2020 | LGBTQ+
I was nourished by these women. What resonated loudly was hearing that “getting sober is like trying to turn the Titanic around.” The woman’s words shook me to my core.

Sentenced: A Good Life

August 2020 | LGBTQ+
An old-timer remembers the judge in the 1960s who sent him to Ed, who cracked open the gate to freedom

Rambling On

July 2020 | AA Around The World
We looked at each other in dismay and rolled our eyes when Lea started to share. We fidgeted, coughed, sipped coffee, tried to stare her down, all to no avail.


The Carry the Message Project focuses on getting Grapevine and La Vina subscriptions to alcoholics in need. It's not necessary to know the recipient! Sponsor a subscription for someone behind bars, in a treatment facility, nursing home, or who is homebound.

Give a Gift Today!


Have a desire to share? We are always accepting submissions.

share with us


Register to become a GVR and spread the word about AAGV.

Join now