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.

Meanwhile, the narrator of "The Road to Nowhere," realizes that unless she truly works the program, she'll find herself...

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Goodbye to All That

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The Road to Nowhere

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Days of Wine and Self-Pity