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Full circle (by Tom H.)
After my three years in the Navy ended in 1946, I went back to college on the GI bill and I married the girl I fell in love with in the seventh grade...
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night (by JIM B.)
I had my first experience with AA on a dark and stormy night in New York City at about 3 A.M. The bars had closed for the night, and I was trying to...
A few 24s (by MORIA B.)
It's been awhile--a few 24s--since that fateful night in November 1981 when I walked into my first AA meeting thinking, This is it--my life is over....
Growing old in AA (by JOSE G.)
I who have grown old in recovery: AM SURPRISED that my once young sponsees have miraculously turned into grandparents. MARVEL that my old Big Books...
The spark that kept me going (by BOB B.)
In my 51 years of sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous, I've heard and witnessed many miracles, beyond the beautiful miracle of obtaining and maintaining...
A room full of smoke and grace (by JOAN N.L.)
The day of Sept. 5, 1975, started like most of my days. The first thing I did after waking was to see where I was sleeping--the couch or the bed....
Most humble? (by MIKE S.)
I attended my first AA meeting in November 1979. I kept coming, and after several dry periods punctuated by drinking bouts, something changed inside...
The monkey in my head (by BOB S.)
At the tender age of 19, my drunkenness brought me before the same judge three times in a row. My poor father, a well respected citizen, was sobbing...
Soldier on (by ANONYMOUS)
Alcoholics Anonymous saved me from a fate far worse than death. Was I afraid to die? I don't know, but I was certainly afraid to live. I was quite...
Serenity garden (by KIZZIE P.)
Today, I am acutely aware of the miracles that I have experienced in my life and have witnessed in the lives of other since I came through the doors...