From the September 2011 magazine.

Personal Stories

In "Just a Nice Lady Who Drank Too Much," a woman's notion that she was a polite and genteel drinker had to be smashed before she could face her alcoholism.

In each of these week's stories, we hear how five people from very different backgrounds accepted their alcoholism and got sober in AA. "10-78, Over and Out," is the story of a police officer's journey into recovery.

In "Torn, Tattered and Tired," a functional alcoholic comes to terms with the true nature of his problem

Meanwhile, the narrator in "Facing Our Fears," discusses how the challenge of getting sober enabled her to face other spiritual challenges along the way.

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The Life Jacket of AA

10-78, Over and Out

Facing Our Fears

Torn, Tattered and Tired

Just a Nice Lady Who Drank Too Much