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Grapevine Articles

From time to time, we will run across articles in the AA Grapevine or Share Magazine that we think are of special interest to our community. Those articles are republished here with consent from the AA Grapevine or Share Magazine.

AA Grapevine: The Traditions in Action

AA Grapevine: The Traditions in Action

THE LEGACY of Service affirms our faith in the democratic ideal of majority decision, the group conscience, basic decency, and the collective wisdom of AA’s representatives in the General Service Conference, together with the Trustees of the General Service Board of AA, both AAs and nonalcoholics. The spirit of…

AA Grapevine: In the Spirit–Not the Letter–of Alcoholics Anonymous

AA Grapevine: In the Spirit–Not the Letter–of Alcoholics Anonymous

My friends (and enemies) had diagnosed the problem–I could not drink without getting drunk. They weren’t telling me anything I didn’t know. And they offered no solution except, “Just don’t drink,” or, “Stop when you’ve had enough.” If I could have done that, I would…

Out of the Closet

Out of the Closet

It’s 8:35 p.m. on Saturday and the speaker has just suggested the topic “How God works in your life.” I settle back in my seat, preparing myself to be open to receiving the message of recovery. I’ve become very good at listening and finding a message…

AA Grapevine: Who’s Sitting Next to You?

AA Grapevine: Who’s Sitting Next to You?

I know who you are. You are “X” who attends the “ABC Meeting” at the “XYZ Club” where AAs meet in Anywhere, U.S.A…

AA Grapevine: Outside the Circle

AA Grapevine: Outside the Circle

The Preamble to AA states that we are not aligned with any sect or denomination. My home group ends their meeting with the Lord’s Prayer, as do most of the other groups in my area. But recently, my group, dedicated to following all the guidelines set down by our…