From the May 2012 magazine.

May 2012: Uprooted

Struggling through hard economic times, she finds that AA is recession-proof

Getting sober does not necessarily mean that we ride off into the sunset and life just turns into a bowl of cherries. When I was two-and-a-half years sober and thought I was out of the woods, I was laid off from a high-paying job in the banking industry as the real estate market crashed. In these uncertain times, I count myself blessed to be employed again. My ego might tend to argue that I am underemployed at my current job, and that in light of my qualifications and experience, I should have a higher-paying, more prestigious position. I have learned in the program not to listen to the...

-- Janice H.

Clayton, California