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Rowing Up the River

After he started feeling worse sober, he realized that he needed to do things differently

Before I picked up a drink at the somewhat late age of 19, I thought there must be something wrong with me, even reading books on psychology and psychiatry to try to figure it out. Those thoughts and feelings were no longer a concern for a while after I started drinking, as drinking made me feel the way other people looked and I was able to join the party. It gave me a feeling of well being, a false one but I believed the lie.

When I got to AA, the first three steps looked like the mental gymnastics my church wanted me to perform as a youth. I didn't feel insane until awhile after I... Login to read more
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