Acceptance – Grapevine Article by H.W. September 1958

ALL OF US HAVE KNOWN at one time or another the thrilling rewards of watching some particular newcomer, for whom we have a special fondness, recover his or her life and spirit and vitality in AA. A friend I have known for some twenty-five years is now approaching his sixth month of sobriety. His transformationContinue reading “Acceptance – Grapevine Article by H.W. September 1958”

Fear – Grapevine Article by Dr. Hal S September 1963

How to turn this potential defect into an asset On the morning of my fifth AA birthday, now some time ago, I arrived at my office to be greeted by the receptionist with the message that a telegram awaited me. Upon opening it, I discovered that it was a thoughtful greeting from an old AAContinue reading “Fear – Grapevine Article by Dr. Hal S September 1963”

Intellect and the Disease of Alcoholism – Grapevine Article by Bart H

Floundering after 15 dry years, he decided to stop thinking and start believing My grandfather was an alcoholic and my mom was extremely knowledgeable about the disease. More than anything, she wanted to protect me from the alcoholism. She used a very common sense approach of sharing information and conveying the importance of will power.Continue reading “Intellect and the Disease of Alcoholism – Grapevine Article by Bart H”

A Question of Faith – Grapevine Article By Anonymous September 1963

Reflections on AA’s appeal to all men, regardless of formal belief or creed ALTHOUGH I do not believe in a supernatural God, I have found it easy to stay sober in AA more than ten years. And in my view, AA is a spiritual, or religious, Fellowship. Sometimes those of us whom the orthodox religiousContinue reading “A Question of Faith – Grapevine Article By Anonymous September 1963”

Faith in the Time of COVID – Grapevine Article September 2020 By Louise M, Long Island , NY

Could she maintain emotional sobriety with the COVID bully at her door? She and her Higher Power had a plan With the entire globe in the palm of its hand, COVID-19 banged on my front door, yelling “You think alcohol is something to be feared? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!” Clearly, it had never comeContinue reading “Faith in the Time of COVID – Grapevine Article September 2020 By Louise M, Long Island , NY”

Spiritual Awakening, Development, and Responding To Disillusionment – Two Paragraph Gems From Step 12 of Twelve& Twelve

From page 106/107 – “Maybe there are as many definitions of spiritual awakenings as there are people who have had them. But certainly each genuine one has something in common with all the others. And these things which they have in common are not too hard to understand. When a man or a woman hasContinue reading “Spiritual Awakening, Development, and Responding To Disillusionment – Two Paragraph Gems From Step 12 of Twelve& Twelve”

ENTER HONESTY – Grapevine Article September 1953 Dr. Harry Tiebout

SINCE becoming a sideline observer of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1939, my approach to alcoholism has undergone an almost total reorientation. For the first time I saw what peace of mind means in the achievement of sobriety and I began to consider the emotional factors involved from a very different viewpoint. In AA meetings, the roleContinue reading “ENTER HONESTY – Grapevine Article September 1953 Dr. Harry Tiebout”

Six Axioms of Alcoholic Thinking – Grapevine Article George T February 2012

A member gives us a rundown in plain English Dr. Silkworth wrote that the alcoholic becomes restless, irritable, and discontent when all he is doing is not drinking. The Big Book describes us as egocentric, egotistical, self seeking, and self-will run riot even though we don’t like to admit it. These observations were documented aroundContinue reading “Six Axioms of Alcoholic Thinking – Grapevine Article George T February 2012”

A Beginning in Springtime – AA Grapevine April 1964 by M.C. Reno, NV

Watch the new life and feel its awakening EACH spring, as I watch the green shoots in the earth struggle towards the light, I am reminded of another spring and another struggle. As I watch the buds on the trees begin to open, as if they were awakening from a long sleep, I am remindedContinue reading “A Beginning in Springtime – AA Grapevine April 1964 by M.C. Reno, NV”

Happiness Overrated? – Grapevine Article August 2006 Jim W

I sometimes find myself irritable, restless, discontented, or depressed for no apparent reason at all. Today, in my recovery, it usually doesn’t take long before I suffer from ill attitudes or behaviors directly linked to what I describe as being disconnected, or in a stagnant spiritual pool. At this point, I usually launch a personalContinue reading “Happiness Overrated? – Grapevine Article August 2006 Jim W”