Hanging with the Girls
She learned how to make and keep friends in AA
I was never one for female relationships. I had had a couple of friends here and there through the years, but I was much more comfortable with the men. I found them easier to get along with whether they were romantic relationships or not. Woman seemed to be back stabbers and catty gossips. I had no use for them.
I was almost paralyzed by the idea of trying to socialize without my best friend alcohol and now, new to AA, I was being told to go to talk with these women. What would we talk about? I never felt very "girly girly" and I was sure they wouldn't like me.
North Riverside, Illinois
Two Fingers of Rum
Secret sips of alcohol in her childhood had given way to alcoholism by her early 20s
It took a long time for her to realize that she belonged in the picture too
Just Like a Pinball
After bouncing around from trouble to trouble, he was facing jail time but chose AA instead
Through the Woods
Her father's death during her first days of sobriety gave her the strength to keep going