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Her young life was spent looking for awards and approval. That ultimately led her to drinking
I remember sitting quietly in the college auditorium. I was about to receive two awards, one for finance and one for pre-law. I had worked and studied hard for five years in college in order to win these awards. My name was called and I went up to receive my awards.
I remember waiting for "congratulations" from my family, but no one was impressed, not my mother, not my father. Top grades and honors were expected from me. Another award was just par for the course.
I had always won academic awards. I was always on the Dean's list. I earned the history award in high school. I...
-- Kathleen H.
A River So Swift
She was swept along in a current of alcoholism until her 10-year-old daughter pleaded with her one night
The Long Weekend
After she got sober, she learned that her experiences were very common
To See the Moon and Stars
She thought God had abandoned her when she went to prison. But that was the beginning of her sobriety
Letter from Spain
An AA from Gijon, on Spain's northern coast, shares his story with Grapevine readers