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After she had to move out of the motels and onto friends' couches, she reached for the phone book to look up AA
I was raised in a home that was always stocked with plenty of alcohol. There was wine and beer with dinner and whiskey at weddings and funerals. My Croatian family was fairly religious. We attended church on Sundays and there were pictures of Jesus in almost every room of our house.
During the 1970s, my family lived in a large, two-story house outside of Cleveland, Ohio, where there was a growing community of Croatians. Mostly, we had a good life.
Some of my aunts and uncles lived with us. One of my uncles was an alcoholic. When he was drunk, I would freeze in fear. Anyone...
-- Jackie H.
Moments of Being
With over 35 years of sobriety, she came back to the Eleventh Step and had a spiritual awakening
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An AA considers the tradition of anonymity
The Broken Chain
For this alcoholic, obsessing about the past was as lethal as a drink
From Winnipeg to Nashville
On his travels, he saw many different traditions at meetings