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Rocky Mountain HIGH (by Dale W.)
The date written (in pencil) inside the front cover of my Big Book is 1982. Apparently, I had a good idea how "erasable" my resolve was going to be...
TOAST Is Not the Issue (by Leslie P.)
I was in the kitchen making lunches for the kids when my mother asked, "Leslie, what would you like for breakfast?" "I don't have time to eat, Mom,"...
JUST SAY YES (by James H.)
I made a bargain with Alcoholics Anonymous please make the pain go away and I'll do whatever is asked.
Descent to the Streets (by Jeff G.)
I shuffled down the street, lost in the bewilderment that had become my life. I waved to the old men who pushed their shopping carts up the street...
POWERLESSNESS 101 (by Peter C.)
I am the proud and frustrated father of a sixteen-year-old daughter. I've been sober twenty-two years, so she's never seen me drunk, and I hope to...
Third Time's a Charm (by Lynn K.)
My alcoholism robbed me of my self-confidence, replacing it with paralyzing fear and insecurity. Self-doubt and fear of everything imaginable had...
PAIN Reliever (by Jeffrey W.)
Six of us sat around the living room as Dr. Earle addressed me: "You know, Jeff, I don't think you're going to make it." Dr. Earle, who wrote "...
For the Birds (by Carol A.)
By the time I quit drinking, I had been through numerous rehabs and mental wards, and had attempted suicide. My body was so allergic I got sick and...