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This month's special section features stories by members who got sober in their 50s, 60s, 70s, or later

Whether we “nearly lost it all,” as the Big Book refers to it, or we “stopped in time,” most alcoholics are quite lucky to have made it through the doors of AA at all. In this month’s special section, we feature stories by members who got to AA in their 50s, 60s, 70s or later. Letter from the... Read more

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Out of the Box (of Cheap Wine)

Much of what she heard in meetings didn't make sense at first but she kept coming

My former husband and I had been drinking buddies. On his days off, our time was spent going out to lunch, having numerous glasses of wine, and coming home to continue drinking even more. We rarely were able to go out in the evening because we would both be too drunk to drive. I would blackout much... Read more

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A New Kind of Love

In sobriety, she learned how to love herself and others

I'm sitting at the base of Greylock Mountain, in Atlanta, Idaho. It's very quiet and I have the gift of this opportunity to contemplate. Soon, I will have my three-year sobriety birthday. It doesn't sound like long, but it's not been easy for me. I am one who has had to work at it. It took lots of... Read more


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