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Back on the Path

After a relapse, he was able to rebuild his life with AA

There was insanity in my household growing up. I was the fifth of six kids and the youngest of the four boys. There was alcoholism, addiction and crime in my home environment, primarily the result of much older siblings.

I was raised in an atmosphere of switchblades, gravity knives, brass knuckles, handguns, drug paraphernalia, drunkenness, rage and aggression. Emergency vehicles were frequent visitors to my home with sirens blaring. My own solution as a very young boy was hiding in fear, isolation and loneliness. I tended to be a friendless confused little boy. By junior high, I... Login to read more
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