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Many New Beginnings
An AA discusses getting sober and getting remarried in sobriety
In June 1986, I put down the drink. To me it was divine intervention. Someone at work reached out to me, when I was drunk, and mirrored to me how bad my drinking had gotten from his point of view. There is no reason I listened that day except the intervention of a Higher Power in my life. My willingness to quit was paralleled with an equal unwillingness to ask for any help. I began "Patrick's Recovery Program," remaining abstinent from alcohol but not living a sober and spiritual life. The quality of my life continued to deteriorate. The discord between my wife and I deepened...
-- Patrick M.
Not This Time
In early sobriety, she came face to face with a liquor store and asked God to intervene
Sobriety helped to heal the fractured relationships with his family
The Next Right Step
He got a little help from his higher power in trying to figure out what to do
A Tale of Two Pennies
A member of AA contrasts what it is like now and what it was like then