Category: Grapevine

Sunflower

Atheist

The AA Grapevine published this article by J. L. of Oakland, California, which it called Atheist, in its January 1980 issue. At the time J. L. was eight years sober. When J. L. reached 16 years of...

Birds at Feeder

Is There Room Enough in AA?

By J. L. from Oakland, California. Published in the AA Grapevine in October 1987. Copyright ©  AA Grapevine; reprinted with permission. Recently my twenty-eight-year-old son began to recognize his growing problem with alcohol (an episode with...

Paths in blue

We Tread Innumerable Paths

By June L. El Granada, California. Copyright © The AA Grapevine, Inc. Published in November 1996. Desperation, and insistence by my estranged husband forced me to call AA nearly twenty-six years ago. I had misgivings...

Grieving Woman

Do You Think You’re Different? – Jan’s Story

In 1976 Alcoholics Anonymous World Services (AAWS) began publishing a 37 page pamphlet entitled “Do You Think You’re Different?” AAWS has printed and distributed this pamphlet year after year and it is now available online...

Is AA Just For Christians?

By Barb C. Copyright © AA Grapevine (October, 2003) At the beginning of every meeting of my home group, we read, “AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does...

Who is a Member of Alcoholics Anonymous?

The way our “worthy” alcoholics have sometimes tried to judge the “less worthy” is, as we look back on it, rather comical. Imagine, if you can, one alcoholic judging another! Bill W. By Bill...

Let Me Think for Myself!

By Harold B. Punta Gorda, Florida Copyright © A.A. Grapevine, Inc. (December, 1989) I am mad!  Isn’t that a helluva way to start, particularly when I want to say something and have somebody listen? ...

Akron

Anarchy Melts

Bill W. Copyright © AA Grapevine, Inc. (July, 1946) It may be that Alcoholics Anonymous is a new form of human society. The first of our 12 Points of A.A. Tradition states, “Each member of...