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The Way Out
50 years ago he had a bottle of scotch and a pistol in front of him and didn't see any alternatives
The best thing that has happened in my life is Alcoholics Anonymous. Before AA, I was a depressed, suicidal drunk living a day at a time only for my next drink.
On October 14, 1963, I faced that I was powerless over alcohol and attended my very first meeting of AA. It turned out to be the end of my battle with booze and I haven't had a drink to this day, 50 years later.
My life has been made like new. I was actually reborn to a life of unfolding beauty one day at a time.
In my pre-AA days, I first encountered alcoholic desperation in the suicide of my uncle, an...
-- Vance C.,
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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