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Turning on the Lights (by Sam W.)
AA is the best. It is better than cold lemonade on a summer's day, better than hot chocolate on a winter's night. AA is even better than three scoops...
A Lady After All (by Sharon F.)
From the age of five, I always felt different than anyone else. I was taller than everybody else, felt uglier than everybody else, and as an only...
Solutions in Sobriety (by Jim S.)
I had my first drink when I was eleven. All of my eleven-year-old problems went away for a few hours. My first drunk happened on my eighteenth...
Tub Time (by J. M. F.)
"Please, no more," I thought, biting down on my tongue. I sat as still as I could, which meant curling my legs around the posts of the chair, sitting...
Plan B (by Donald M.)
One of the most frustrating things for alcoholics is disappointment, and some of us have suffered many of these. We plan to do various activities, or...
What Meeting Are You Going to Tomorrow? (by Chris R.)
When the sheriff came to help my terrified wife grab a few of her belongings from our house, so she could leave me, I was passed out in a drunken...
Sayings--With a Twist (by Suzanne S.)
I am just a baby in AA, and I often have trouble applying the AA program in my life. But I've found that clinging to the simple part of the program...
The Gift of the Newcomer (by Elizabeth M. N.)
I'm not an old-timer. Old-timers got sober before the 1972 oil embargo. I don't think I can even qualify as an adolescent in sobriety (although some...
A Trip to Atascadero (by Bob D.)
It was early April 1993 when I was told that a business trip had been scheduled for me in the near future. My job requires me to travel to a customer...
Accepting the First Step at Sixty--Who, Me? (by D. D.)
At my first AA meeting, the leader asked, "Is anyone here with less than thirty days of sobriety? If so, please raise your hand and give us your...