From the October 2011 magazine.

Beginners Meeting

In "Second-time Offender," a second DUI proved to be the turning point in her drinking

In this week's stories, we hear from newcomers to AA. Being a beginner at anything is always a challenge, but for newcomers to AA, it can be an emotional roller coaster. Read how other beginners have found their way through recovery.

In "Goodbye to All That," a newcomer shares her experiences of giving up a drinking life. In "Days of Wine and Self-Pity," a woman learns that she'll have to put both addictions down and practice gratitude in order to recover.

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