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Published April 2014.

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.

-- Vance C.,

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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