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Dire Reckonings

He went home to die from alcoholism, but found himself in an AA meeting instead

Alcoholism earned me a seat in the rooms and a bunk in the penitentiary. I could not see that then, but I do now. I have been sober since November 2010.

I put together five sober years in AA in the early 1980s but I went back out.

I had experienced the rewards of AA and the Promises, but chose to let them go. My program had become non-existent, so picking up the bottle didn't really faze me. A relapse is not a relapse if you're not practicing a program. I just started drinking again.

Within months, I was getting arrested, and putting together a lengthy criminal record.... Login to read more
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