April 2013: Help on the Line
How a man named Gery helped keep him from being tossed back into dangerous waters
After my final transgression, which I am thankful to say was my bottom, a wise judge realized that simply locking me away would serve no future purpose. He had seen enough alcoholics like me to know that lock-up without therapy only creates resentment and a desire to resume drinking. The judge offered me a choice: one year of straight jail time, or going to a treatment facility and, once completed, finishing my sentence in work release. I chose
By my last week in rehab I had surrendered my will, and I was convinced that AA was my only way out. I even had a...
-- Jim T.
Ft. Collins, Colorado