From the July 2011 magazine.

Overcoming Denial

"Fortunately, I never killed anybody while driving drunk."

In each of this week's stories, AAs talk about how they overcame their denial over the nature of their drinking. In "On My Way to Nowhere," a woman whose family life is falling apart, had tried to get sober on her own but repeatedly failed until she agreed to go into treatment and attend AA meetings.

In "Keep on Trucking," a man recounts the end of his marriage, a string of jobs, a lonely house abandoned—all of which he considered "a string of bad luck," until the message of AA reaches him from an old high school friend.

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