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A Sober Circle
She was able to build strong relationships with family and friends
I got sober in September of 1993. I was drinking like we all drank and I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I also am in the military and I didn't want to go home a failure one more time. I knew about AA, but I had no idea what they did there. I went to my first meeting in Astoria, Ore. They held a First Step meeting and talked about all the stuff I had been doing, like drinking the rent money, driving drunk, and feeling hopeless, I could relate.
I remember the first night I admitted I was an alcoholic, I cried all night, but it was the best thing I ever did. I attended...
Sometimes Quickly, Sometimes Slowly
It took over 20 years for him to hear the message of AA, but he did hear it
On the Shoals of Despair
She listened when a friend told her to ask for help
From Cocktails to Chaos
Drinking for her never did resemble the social hours she saw in her childhood home
Paint Thinner Blues
He was planning on spiking his whiskey but God was planning something else