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Published April 2012.

Sunset on the Ferris Wheel

The ups and downs of the drinking life finally came to an end

I got sober through AA in 1989. I was a hardworking, hard-drinking auto technician who picked up a couple of DUIs and knew that my livelihood depended on keeping my license and that my drinking had crossed the line into full blown alcoholism. So I went to a treatment facility and learned about the Program and the 12 Steps as well as the work it would take to achieve sobriety.

I took to the whole idea of fellowship, commitment, and being 'part of' so I did what was suggested and got sober. AA taught me that there was more to life to than just existing and that the promises will come true if you work for them. My entire life was expanding.

-- Bill K.

Acworth, Georgia

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