September 2011: Chained to the Beer Fridge
From the September 2011 Grapevine Magazine
He dragged it from Moscow to Texas to Canada ... and right into the rooms of AA
"At almost six years sober, I am glad to be a part of this and grateful that I’ve snapped my chain to the beer fridge."
The first time I heard about AA was in 2001, when a guy in my English class made a presentation that started with him saying he’d been chained to the beer fridge. When he realized it was becoming an issue, he went to AA. Apparently, they were some sort of cult, he said, where all they did was drink gallons of coffee.
Drinking was my escape from problems I didn’t want to deal with. I was careless about my drinking and loved it. I didn’t mind being chained to a beer fridge.
I was born and have lived most of my life in Russia. The drinking tradition is deeply rooted there,...
-- Anton R.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada