My Chains Are Gone
AA relieved him of his alcoholism and self-destructive behavior
I was born in the small town of Chester, Pa. My mother and father each worked two jobs to provide for my sister and me. My parents tried to teach me right from wrong, but I could not see the forest for the trees. When I was 19, I got married and had a son and daughter. Then I got into alcohol and drugs and put my wife, children, parents and sister through hell because I did not have God in my life. My marriage ended after 18 years.
My parents tried to help me with my alcohol and drug problems. Eventually, they had to wash their hands of it and let me go. That was very hard for them...
-- Charles M.
A kind message from a customer in the grocery store turned his AA program around
A Free Soul
In AA he found a freedom that transcended the prison walls
Rebuilding a Life
In sobriety, he was able to put the pieces of his life back together again
The Simple Pleasures
After the turbulence of a drinking life, he appreciates the small things like writing on an April morning