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He wanted to be just like his hero. Turned out he was ...
At the age of 12, I remember sitting on the edge of my bed at home and praying to God to make me like a baseball player of the time. It was 1959 and many people including me thought he was the greatest ever player – I still do.
When I was 18, I was an average American Legion baseball player and had just about given up on playing professional baseball. Did I mention that at the age of 16, I found alcohol? It was the cure for all my problems. I played baseball one year in college but then I quit.
Where's the Beef?
She realized there was a connection between her spiritual condition and her perception of meetings
She had her first drink celebrating a new ship in the harbor. It was also her first drunk
Contents Under Pressure
Alcohol seemed to be the solution to the turmoil inside
His alcoholism and bipolar disorder conspired to keep him in some fearful places
- Personal Stories
AA's tales of recovery
Tragedy in the Night
- Twelve Traditions
AA's guiding principles
Behind the Scenes
- Twelve Steps
AA's blueprint for sobriety
The Road from Reno
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Like a Duckling
Get a dose of Higher Power here
A River Runs Through It
They've experienced it all ... sober
What's My Secret?