Stories from the 1990s

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A Deadly Disguise I've been a secretary with the same company for almost a year, which is an amazing feat for me. As a drunk, I was only able to keep jobs for two or three weeks at a time. I consider myself fortunate to still have this one, since I've been sober only... Kristen M. December 1990
A Deep Sense of Calmness "On his desk, Dr. Bob had a plaque defining humility: 'Perpetual quietness of heart. It is to have no trouble. It is never to be fretted or vexed, irritable or sore; to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to... Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers October 1990
A Deeper Surrender Almost three years ago I moved from a relatively large urban area to a smaller town. At the time, I had just celebrated my second AA birthday and felt well grounded in the program. My sponsor told me that I would undoubtedly miss my AA friends and... B. B. August 1993
A Deliberate Turning As I look back after many years of unbroken sobriety, I perceive that my program of recovery can be very simply expressed under two main headings. First, there is the necessity for acceptance. Before I could begin to get better I had to accept that... Angus M. July 1990
A Depth of Spirit Last night I attended the regular meeting of my home group. I knew, as I think other group members knew, that this meeting would somehow be different. There was little of the usual laughter and gaiety that so often surrounds an AA meeting. An odd,... Stephanie R. December 1991
A Desire to Change Sponsorship was the topic of the meeting. The chairperson voiced her concern that some AAs are likely to find themselves quickly involved in service work and are slow to get experience in working one-on-one with the newcomer. How did the AA founders... Alan L. June 1991
A Different Kind of Blessing That first night when I attended an AA meeting, I had no concept of the changes that were about to take place in my life. From the way things had been going, I thought life was over, and I didn't care all that much if I never saw tomorrow. In fact,... Bob K. March 1993
A Disease of Denial Last night I had a memorable experience that I don't want to forget. I went to a major prison with a group of AA members to carry the message of sobriety to those who were confined there. Out of twelve inmates at the meeting, only two admitted that... Hal R. July 1992
A Dose of Reality My name is "Stinger," and I am an alcoholic. It is through God's grace that I am able to share my experience, strength, and hope with you today. I grew up in an abusive alcoholic family, a real war zone. I can remember lying awake in bed, shivering... Robert L. January 1992
A Dose of Reality I recently went on a Twelfth Step call with another recovering alcoholic to a woman's home. What I saw and felt there is almost impossible to put into words, but I felt the need to try for those in the Fellowship who may be getting somewhat... Jill L. September 1999