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A Place of Either/Or (by Alf S.)
My name is Alf and I am an alcoholic. I was born in July 1915, and I had my first drink of alcohol in 1925, at the age of ten. It happened this way....
Little Pebbles (by Tony)
I was born and raised on a farm and when I was very young, I was taught to work and drink. When I was twelve, I joined a tough and burly threshing...
Get Busy! (by Joyanne F.)
I am not a writer but I will try to put into words the gratitude I have for God's grace, Alcoholics Anonymous, and my sobriety. I had my last drink...
Put the Plug in the Jug (by Clyde E.)
Prohibition, in theory, outlawed the sale of liquor. The law was evaded by bootleggers who made bathtub gin and whiskey from homemade stills. I...
A Place Where I Feel Wonderful
Delores M. recently celebrated thirty years' sobriety. For many years a resident of New York City, she was interviewed in May 1999 by a member of the...
An English Gentleman (by Keith J. M.)
My name is "Light Bulb" Keith and I'm an alcoholic. I started drinking when I was six years old, and I got sober when I was twenty-two. I was but a...
Freedom to Be (by John Y.)
I have a photo of myself at my thirty-third birthday party in September 1978. I'm drunk at a table in a restaurant surrounded by dirty dishes and...
The Quest for Spirituality (by Earle M.)
A good number of years ago, I found myself bewildered and uncertain about the meaning of spirituality and how one achieves it. After a rather frantic...
Putting Sobriety First (by R. J.)
I recently celebrated the twenty-second anniversary of my sobriety date. I haven't had a drink of alcohol since 1977. When I say this, I always add...
Taking Gratitude for Granted (by Clancy I.)
For a period of about two years, my daily walks became progressively more difficult. A searing pain in my lower legs eventually became almost...