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THE VOICE ON THE TAPE (by GAY B.)
From January 2004 THAT voice, I thought. That's the woman on the tape! I was sitting in a noon meeting that I had not attended in three months. I had...
I CAN'T FLY THAT KITE TODAY (by FRANK A.)
I AM 49 years old. As far as I can remember, I never drank responsibly. Through college and my early years of marriage, when I drank, I drank to get...
LEAVING SOBER! (by CARLA D.)
AFTER 34 years of progressive drinking, my last year-and-a-half was solely focused on my addiction. Daily around 2 P.M. I would race to the bathroom...
ESCAPE ARTIST (by CINDY M.)
I AM in college at age 53, studying graphic design--something I never thought of doing in my entire life, but something that brings me joy and...
FOOTBALL FANTASY (by ERIC J.)
I GREW up in Nebraska, and that means becoming a college football fan early in life. It's a consuming madness, and my family is no exception. My...
DIAGNOSIS: (by PAUL C.)
I WAS loaded one day as a teenager when I saw our family physician for an imaginary ailment. My intoxication became obvious when I fell off a chair...
STOP BUGGING ME! (by DI V.)
I RECEIVED this email from a sponsee who recently relocated to a new town. When I saw the subject line--"A Few Things I Want To Say"--I immediately...
WHITE-KNUCKLE WEDDING (by LIZ P.)
SO this weekend was strange. Some good; some bad. My boyfriend was officiating at a wedding ceremony and I was invited as a guest of the reverend....
“Manos que dan, nunca estarÁn vacías” (by Anónimo)
Una tarde calurosa del año 1999, allá en el Puerto de Acapulco, estado de Guerrero, México, regresé a lo que había sido mi hogar, donde crecí al lado...
Supo guiarme (by Luis A.)
Desde mis inicios en AA, escuché que lo primero que un recién llegado tenía que hacer, era buscar un padrino. Por algún tiempo me fue difícil...