A Free Soul
In AA he found a freedom that transcended the prison walls
When I went to prison, I did not consider myself an alcoholic. Sure, I drank too much occasionally and could be pretty wild at times. However, "alcoholic" was an extreme description to me. I thought I was too young to be an alcoholic. To me, alcoholics were older people who had drunk themselves into bad health and life situations that I could not imagine myself ever being in.
It never occurred to me that repeated incarceration in jail and prison was a sign that I might have a problem with alcohol. I realize now that I was in denial. All those times I detoxed in jail and prison I did...
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Louisburg, North Carolina
My Chains Are Gone
AA relieved him of his alcoholism and self-destructive behavior
A kind message from a customer in the grocery store turned his AA program around
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