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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...
-- Bill K.
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Letter from Prison
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Staying for the Miracle
An old timer looks back upon her drinking life as she celebrates 34 years