A Child of the 1960s
He was introduced to alcohol at a young age and found AA decades later
Raised in a 1960s, in an upper middle class family of non-alcoholics, I was a product of the "me generation" and found myself totally absorbed with alcohol, drugs, sex and rock music. Maybe it was the diversion I needed to blot out the war in Vietnam, or maybe I was just destined to push myself over the line into becoming an alcoholic.
My drinking was seldom social. Throughout high school, a two-year stint in the Navy and college, I usually drank until I blacked out, passed out, or both.
She came to believe in a power greater than herself while sitting in her neighbor's garden
At Home in Hawaii
After moving far away, they had to rebuild their sober network
Is AA a Religion?
A member weighs in on this topic
The Power of Identification
A member discusses the importance to him of introducing himself as an alcoholic in meetings
- Personal Stories
AA's tales of recovery
Tragedy in the Night
- Twelve Traditions
AA's guiding principles
Behind the Scenes
- Twelve Steps
AA's blueprint for sobriety
The Road from Reno
New to AA? Find sober support
Like a Duckling
Get a dose of Higher Power here
A River Runs Through It
They've experienced it all ... sober
What's My Secret?