Angel in the Glass
A woman looks back at the ups and downs of 10,000 days of a sober life
The alcoholic gene runs strong in my family, and I picked up my first drink at age 12. I was a guzzler from the start. What I sought from booze was some ease and comfort, and a respite from my gnawing sense of separateness and inferiority. What I got from booze was falling down, vomiting, the spins, and humiliation.
I was determined never to do that again! Was I not a straight "A" student? A little actress, singing and dancing on stages? A nationwide television model? I had been a very successful child until 12, and surely I could choose not to drink.
It was after my second...
-- Lisa R.
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The discussion topic was love and got this AA thinking
When he finally stopped drinking, he could rejoin the world outside
A Cold Winter Morning
When only two people showed up, they just had the meeting in the car
Public information begins at home for this alcoholic