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Web Exclusive: Sober For a Second Time
He had to reach a new level of surrender in order to truly get sober
The first time I got sober was in 1972 after twenty years of periodic alcoholic behavior that tore at my family life, and nearly killed me. I grew up with an alcoholic wife-beating father and was conditioned to the drama that living the alcoholic life imposed.
After four years in the military, I went to work for a major corporation and luckily started fast-tracking my professional life. Doing well in my career and deluded by ego and false pride, I dismissed my domestic troubles as a case of bad breaks, or the fault of others. I knew God disapproved of my life style, so ignoring...
-- Dick C.
A Night at the Karaoke Bar
A member recounts an experience of Twelve Step work in Akron
The Alcoholic Express
A chance encounter on a commuter train introduces a man to the idea of sobriety
Home Group Mementos
Identical leather bracelets serve as ties to a home group amongst fisherman in Mexico
Trudging the Road of Happy Destiny
Sober hiking helped him rediscover the joys of living