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Web Exclusive: A Mother and Her Son
After getting sober herself, she learnt that she was powerless over the alcoholism of others
"Later, my eldest son told me that the year I sobered up was the year he started using."
It has been twenty years since I went to my first AA meeting, and I have not had to have a drink since. When I got sober, I was a single mother with four small children. I drank everyday, neglected and abused my children, and felt trapped in my life. I went to my first meeting because I had a moment of clarity, standing on the side of the road, handcuffed one more time: It was the drinking.
I was hopeless and filled with anger and despair, knowing there was no way out for me. By going to meetings, I opened up my heart to God. I was changing and staying sober. I remember a moment... Login to read more
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