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End of the Road
Just as he was about to lose everything, he found AA
Toward the end, my drinking had gotten bad. I didn't know it was coming to a close. I certainly should have. It felt like I was standing in the eye of a storm, and was unable to do anything but watch as pieces of my life were torn up and thrown away.
By this time, my wife was fed up with my drinking. She had packed herself up and our two little boys, and was ready to move to her parents in the northern part of the state.
My boss was ready to fire me, and with good reason. But I was totally mystified by it all. Here I was, surrounded by family and church, and I was the most...
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Letter from Finland
After a childhood corroded by alcohol, she turned to it as an adult to dull the misery