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Oldtimers and Slogans
Clyde B., sober since 1963, shares his experience, strength and hope in an interview with a fellow member in 2013
FC: How did you first come into AA?
CB: I was living in NYC working for a detective agency, having moved between jobs frequently due to my increasing use of alcohol. I had moved out and was living in an apartment on my own after leaving my wife and two daughters behind. While I had heard of AA, it was only after I sought one-on-one treatment at Thompson Hospital and yet had gone back to drinking, that I decided to give AA a try.
FC: What were those early days and weeks of sobriety like?
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