Sobriety and fellow AAs helped him to face life's challenges
Alcohol was a big part of my life growing up. When I was a baby, teething, my mom would rub whiskey on my gums. This was a doctor-recommended treatment in the 1950s. My personal theory is that this was when I developed my love of alcohol. When I was a few years older, I was served wine mixed with ginger ale at Sunday dinner, and always tried to get more. My parents kept a well-stocked bar in the house and there was always beer in the refrigerator. They had cocktails every evening and entertained regularly, so I was constantly exposed to drinking.
I spent my formative years in...
Keep Coming Back
A member reflects on negative attitudes towards relapse within the Program
Many Powers Greater Than Me
A member describes how he came to practice Steps Two and Three
Staying Out of God's Way
He came to accept a power greater than himself
Before Leaving AA
She realized that she might be able to change the things she didn't like