Rowing in the Lifeboat
An oldtimer chronicles his own fight against AA as a cautionary tale
When I got to AA, I didn't really want to stop drinking and wasn't at all sure I was an alcoholic. I was just clutching at straws trying to do something about my drinking to hold onto a teaching job, even though it was driving me nuts. I just didn't want to blow my resume by losing it.
When I got a bit more serious, I went to lots of meetings, stayed out of drinking places and said the Serenity Prayer a lot even though I didn't really believe in its first syllable. I still wasn't sure I was an alkie as my story was quite tame and sobriety seemed to be more of a new problem than an...
Love at First Sip
A young woman chronicles her torrid relationship with alcohol
The Promises Are Mine
Working the program worked for her when nothing else did
It Was All About Me
AA taught him not to take himself so seriously
Two women prove to be a lifeline for one another in sobriety