From Grapevine, the international journal of Alcoholics Anonymous, inspirational stories about living with and overcoming adversity
All recovering alcoholics have had to deal with adversity in their sobriety: a serious illness, an ugly divorce, the death of a child, the loss of a house to fire or to the bank. Despite the fear, pain or self-pity that arise when tragedy strikes, drinking is not an option.
It’s important to remember that some things are in our power to change; others we have to simply accept. The men and women whose powerful essays were selected for this collection follow both of those paths. Through reflection and meditation, making use of one or more of the Twelve Steps, or working with others, each is able to reckon with the adversity in their lives.
These stories of strength and hope show the diverse ways that AA members use the tools of the program and embrace the Fellowship during tough times.
No Matter What offers comfort and hope to readers—whatever trials and tribulations they face.