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In the County Workhouse
A sober man makes amends for his DUIs by taking meetings to imprisoned drunk drivers
"Fortunately, I never killed anybody while driving drunk."
When I was a practicing alcoholic, sitting at the bar with my drinking buddies, I remember cracking jokes about creating an organization called D.A.M.M., Drunks Against Mad Mothers.
I found the rooms of A.A. after my second DUI. A few months later, I was order to serve some time at the county workhouse with other drunk driving offenders. An AA friend who agreed to be my sponsor hosted the Friday evening AA meeting at the workhouse. I was eager to see him while I was incarcerated. When I was there, I was guilty of two-stepping the AA program to anybody who would listen.
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