Rebuilding a Life
In sobriety, he was able to put the pieces of his life back together again
After getting drunk for the first time at age 16, I could see clearly that my ability to control and enjoy alcohol was going to be a problem. Weekend high school drinking was the limit during those formative years, but after the military basic training and then college, my drinking became even more uncontrolled.
During my junior year at UCLA in 1962, I was reading a medical journal in the library one day when I ran across an advertisement for weight reduction. This interested me because my drinking had given me a bloated beer belly. The diet pill ad promised intellectual excitation,...
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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
A Free Soul
In AA he found a freedom that transcended the prison walls
The Simple Pleasures
After the turbulence of a drinking life, he appreciates the small things like writing on an April morning