Voices of Long-Term Sobriety


Old-Timers Stories From the AA Grapevine

In this powerful collection of stories from Grapevine, old-timers share their wealth of experience in staying sober for many years through good times and bad.

This Grapevine collection includes 42 stories from long-time members who arrived at Alcoholics Anonymous from “a dark place where there seemed nowhere else to go.”

You’ll meet Keith, who hid behind a bush to see what AA members looked like before he ventured in his first meeting, and Norman, who lost his lifelong dependence on his best friend – alcohol – but gained 30 years of sobriety.

AA’s valued long-time members are here to tell us: “Life happens…don’t drink, go to meetings, trust the principles of AA and be willing to stay willing.”