January 2019 | Stories for Day Counters!

Gotta shop around

After finally getting through the front door, a newcomer learns that not all meetings are alike

I remember how she looked across the room at me with those big, brown, compassionate therapist eyes and said, “OK, so your father’s an alcoholic, your mother’s an alcoholic, your brother’s alcoholic—and you have to drink wine and smoke weed till you blackout every night just to get to sleep—but you’re not an alcoholic.”

WANT TO CONTINUE READING?

You must be an AA Grapevine member to access full stories and audio.

Login Subscribe

Have Something You Want To Share?

We want to hear your story! Submit your story and it could be published in a future issue of AA Grapevine!

Submit your Story