Surgery in Sobriety
An AA member uses the Twelve Steps to help her with surgery and recovery
I had been experiencing physical pain for about a year before I was officially diagnosed with degenerative disk problems and made an appointment with the neurosurgeon. I had met him before: An amazing surgeon who had operated on a loved one. He is a man I trust and like.
I had gone in for alternative treatments on my back thinking I could delay the inevitable or perhaps all those doctors were wrong and I would not need surgery after all. Nothing particularly "alcoholic" about that line of thinking ... I can control the situation and change it to benefit me, right?
Oregon City, Oregon
All Aboard the AA Meeting
Two alcoholics hold an impromptu meeting aboard a cruise ship and help each other stay sober that day
Red Sea Challenges
A family tragedy brought this man into sobriety and a new life
After a bicycle accident landed him in the hospital, he surrendered to the program of AA
Ready for a Second Chance
She relapsed after years in the program only to see everything she'd worked for fall apart