The End of a Sad Soap Opera
With her life in shambles and knowing nothing of AA, she remembered a sober character on a tv show and picked up the phone
I grew up a pretty responsible person. I began working when I was 14 years old and have not stopped since. I was always a loner and had my share of low self-esteem during my upbringing. When I was growing up, I was identified as being mature and received respect in my neighborhood from the adults and my peers.
In 1998, at the age of 23, I gave birth to a son. Things changed for me shortly after that. My son's father and I were a couple for about 6 years prior to the pregnancy. We moved from our parents' homes to our first apartment. We both worked and loved our son—he was spoiled....
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New York, New York
The Story is the Same
Seeing a young man drunkenly stumble into his halfway house reminded him that we have a common story and a common solution
The Metamorphosis of a Firefly
Alcohol transformed her into a wild child but AA transformed her into a loving, mature person
A Pillar of AA
His Higher Power showed him what it meant to be of service in a humble way
It Only Takes Two
When the meeting doesn't happen, two AAs are able to share their experience, strength and hope at a local diner
- Twelve Traditions
AA's guiding principles
Behind the Scenes
- Personal Stories
AA's tales of recovery
Tragedy in the Night
- Twelve Steps
AA's blueprint for sobriety
The Road from Reno
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Like a Duckling
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A River Runs Through It
They've experienced it all ... sober
What's My Secret?