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Published March 2014.

Before and After

Until he came into AA, you couldn't trust him with a bag of marbles

I'm an alcoholic; my problem is John. Back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, I started out as a child. My father was of French ancestry and my mother was of German ancestry. Which made for an interesting combination.

I remember my birth. I remember movement. The bright lights of the delivery room. I remember when the doctor hit my bottom.

-- —John N.

Novi, Michigan

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