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The Message on Tape
While away from home, he heard just what he needed to hear
The first time someone called me an alcoholic, I thought it was sort of a compliment. I was proud of drinking a lot and thought it was a good thing. I was still at the stage of bragging about it rather than lying about it.
I eventually realized my drinking had become a problem. Stopping seemed far too drastic, but AA was the only I could think of that dealt with with drinking problems and I wanted to cry on someone's shoulder about it.
I started going to meetings and could easily see that the others there were alcoholics. They would tell drinking stories that were a lot worse...
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