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Published March 2014.

A Place in the World

Living in a predominately white country overseas, an African American man discovers that he can feel at home in an AA meeting anywhere

I am an African American man living sober in Warsaw, Poland. Living here has forced me to take a look at my defect of never feeling like I fit in anywhere.

I stand out here. Whether it is just in my head or that I am acutely aware of it most of the time, this "over visibility" is a reality. Like other alcoholics, I used alcohol to fit in.

-- Vergil S.

Warsaw, Poland

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