Lily, Our Friend – Grapevine Article February 2021 by Andy A.

As Andy and his buddy share love with a struggling home group member, her story keeps it mighty real About 20 minutes after 8:00 one Saturday, while sitting in my morning AA meeting, my mind kept wandering to thoughts of a friend in the program. I’ll call her Lily. A little more than a weekContinue reading “Lily, Our Friend – Grapevine Article February 2021 by Andy A.”

Unmanageable, What’s That? – Grapevine Article January 2016 by Ted K.

He stopped drinking, so why did his life seem to be getting worse ? STEP ONE: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. I began drinking when I was 15. Alcohol was fun and made me feel a part of the crowd. It removed my inhibitions and my feelings ofContinue reading “Unmanageable, What’s That? – Grapevine Article January 2016 by Ted K.”

Insanity B – Grapevine Article February 2005 by Don H.

We know what works. Why don’t we always do it? A lot of people have trouble with the sanity clause in the Second Step. “How can a higher power restore me to sanity when I was never insane?” they protest. Not me. As I often tell my home group: When the attendants let me outContinue reading “Insanity B – Grapevine Article February 2005 by Don H.”

A Way Of Life – Grapevine Article Dec 1999 by Jim N.

Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. In Western Massachusetts we have the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions on display and that’s what I saw at my first meeting. I was disgusted.Continue reading “A Way Of Life – Grapevine Article Dec 1999 by Jim N.”

Fault – Grapevine Article by Robert T

As an active alcoholic, he found fault in others to feel good about himself. His Fourth Step inventory helped change all that I can’t complain about my life, growing up. Oh, I drank too much at times, but I was happy with the way it turned out. The same could be said about how IContinue reading “Fault – Grapevine Article by Robert T”

Sermon In A Drop Of Water – Grapevine Article March 1964 by Dr. Hal S.

ONE day, while I was anxiously awaiting a laboratory report on a patient, I sat down on a stool at our lab bench, and reached for one of the unused microscopes which was focused on a glass slide. Simply to pass the time, I dropped a globule of tap water on the slide and focusedContinue reading “Sermon In A Drop Of Water – Grapevine Article March 1964 by Dr. Hal S.”

Out of Ideas – Grapevine Article by G.P.

After coming in and out of AA , she began taking suggestions from a sponsor When I was 16, I was introduced to AA by my mother who had three years of sobriety at the time. I believed in God and I prayed almost every day. I didn’t trust people and I knew I couldn’tContinue reading “Out of Ideas – Grapevine Article by G.P.”