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Attraction not promotion

Early in recovery I could not understand why A.A. would approve a tradition like the eleventh one, in which we restrain ourselves from ‘sensational advertising’.  I was so happy with my own recovery and what the steps and the fellowship had done for me I just wanted to share this with all those still suffering […]

A Newcomers Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous

Membership of AA You are a member of AA when you say you are. You don’t have to prove to anyone that you have a desire to stop drinking – or that you “qualify” for membership in any way – or present a doctor’s certificate – or swear an affidavit or even fill in a […]

A Suggestion for Thanksgiving

(Taken from the January 1968 (Vol. 24, No. 8) Grapevine. Reprinted with permission of the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.) THE idea is in the air that AA might adopt Thanksgiving Week as a time for meetings and meditation on the Tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous. The friend who hatched this notion tells you–on another page–why he thinks […]

Alcohol Does Not Cook Off( A reminder)

Imagine preparing Boeuf Bourguignon or Grasshopper Pie without wine or liquor. Most chefs would shudder. Many gourmet cooks think that wine and spirits add essential flavor to dishes and that the alcohol evaporates in the cooking process. Not true, according to researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. After testing six recipes, including main dishes […]

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Bill Wilson

From the rubble of a wasted life, he overcame alcoholism and founded the 12-step program that has helped millions of others do the same BY SUSAN CHEEVER Second Lieut. Bill Wilson didn’t think twice when the first butler he had ever seen offered him a drink. The 22-year-old soldier didn’t think about how alcohol had […]