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A sober man in South Africa finds purpose in life through the program of AA
"I plan to sail through life, wearing this life jacket, called AA."
I am the second of four children, and was brought up in a small town on the natal north coast called Stanger. I wanted for nothing material as a child, but the emotional support of my dad who was an alcoholic. As a result of his alcoholism, my mum isolated us from social functions because she would get embarrassed by his behavior.
I took my first drink relatively late in life. It was just after my matriculation exams. I had resisted the urge to drink before that because I did not want to become my dad. It was on a tennis court between sets. After taking my first drink and walking... Login to read more
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