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Published August 2011.

Web Exclusive: Sobriety, A Road of Miracles

A sober man recalls how AA got him through all of life's ups and downs

The miracles keep coming.

I gave away a good life to alcohol including my wife, kids and a great part of my possessions. Then after almost 40 years of drinking, I turned to AA for help.

From the time of my first AA meeting, which my wife dragged me to, until the time of my sobriety date, I fought AA for about three years, still believing I could do it on my own.

Then on a Saturday morning, still drinking, I was going to one of the meetings that I went to and one of my regular weekly customer showed up at the meeting. He was there to ask members for help at a local jail from which he was recently...

-- Mike

New Hampshire

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