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A Way in the World
Listening to her Higher Power and other alcoholics led her on a wonderful 26-year journey
As a young girl, I wanted a life of adventure to escape what I saw as the boredom of growing up in Portland, Oregon. I have since been to many parts of the world, but my biggest adventure of all has been the inner journey of spiritual awareness and growth that I began when I stopped drinking and started going to meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous.
My mother organized an intervention on my father in August 1984. He eventually died of alcoholism, but I got sober. I might still be out there trying to make drinking work, if I had not been blindsided by the...
-- Bette-B B.