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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.

Later, when I was 38 and recently divorced, I thought I had all the freedom I wanted to... Login to read more
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