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Surrendering to Win

An AA member who got sober as a teen finds the solution

I remember having conversations with my family about the way that I drank. They were concerned about the way I drank and that I needed to get a job. For a string of years, I put my family through a waking nightmare.

I was self-righteous and stubborn. My relationship with alcohol became more intimate, and I became withdrawn from life. I felt like a parasite and that I didn't deserve a good life. Yet, at the same time, I felt that I was brilliant and way better than everyone else.

My life got put on pause a couple times by rehabs, doctors, courts, and hospitals. In late... Login to read more
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