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Grapevine : March 2011
Someone needs to make amends to worms. has been the occasional article which irritated me, but never to the point of writing in---until now. While alcoholism may be a disease, we who su er from it choose to drink. Forcing animals---such as worms, to take in alcohol to document dependency and withdrawal is not only cruel, it's stupid. "E ects of 'hair of the dog' studied" (November 2010). We know what happened to us when we drank. Most importantly, we know what has worked for us---don't drink and go to meetings. Someone needs to make a Ninth Step amends to a bunch of worms. Lynne S. New York City The "yets" were louder Iwas in denial for a long time. I first attempted to get sober because I kept getting in trouble. I would hear the "yets" that were spoken of in the rooms, convinced that they would never happen to me. Over the years as my alcoholism progressed, every yet happened to me. Today, I am grateful for those yets. In retrospect, I nev- er drank just one drink; my motto was "just one more." As I was kneeling asking for help with a cold mug in my hand very early in the day, my jour- ney truly began. I felt so empty inside, had nothing how we commit ourselves in the here and now to the spiritual path the program o ers. Since our temporal spiritual journey ceases at death, it seems illogical and prideful to insist that our anonymity continue into the herea er. J. J.F. Philadelphia, Pa. Traditions in play Thanks so much for the article "Why It Works" (October 2010). I'm a dis- trict committee member (DCM) and have been looking for practical ways to see how the Traditions can apply to new general service reps as well as anyone willing to listen to a service junkie like me. I'll be using this at the next district meeting. Justin P. Las Vegas, Nev. Animal amends I have been sober in AA for over 20 years, and have subscribed to Grape- vine for much of that time. Over the years, there 6 March 2011