Depression

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Giving Something Away (by John B.)
I sat at my kitchen table and thought, "I am going to have to commit myself to a mental institution." I could not do life. I had not had a drink for...
The Gift (by Brenda C.)
I'm a fifty-year-old woman with two grown sons who has done all the dysfunctional things that most alcoholic women have done: I've been married four...
Why Me? (by Craig H.)
When I first got to this program fifteen years ago, I sat in a treatment facility asking myself, "Why me? How could this terrible thing happen to me...
White Noise (by Russ H.)
One of the basic realities of Alcoholics Anonymous is that none of us as individuals represent AA as a whole. Each of us represents only ourselves....
Summer of Discontent (by J. B.)
It was the summer of my discontent. I had turned forty-one and marched reluctantly into middle age. I also celebrated my twelfth AA birthday and...
Cycles of Sobriety (by Mary W.)
The first four years I was in the Fellowship were filled with the excitement of recovery: being in service, helping others, gaining new friendships....
He Lived Only to Drink
On looking back at my life, I can't see anything that would have warned me or my family of the devastation that alcoholism had in store for us. To...
Andalusian Journey (by David S.)
Last spring, with copies of the Grapevine and the AA International Directory in my suitcase, I flew to Spain, having decided to visit the southern...
Editor's Note (by The Editor)
Dear Reader,
It's Not That Hard (by Paul C.)
In September, 1971, I was indicted by a grand jury and was eventually sentenced to several months in the Madison County Jail in Wampsville, New York...