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.
Just the Way You Are
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