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A Tale of Two Saturdays
The difference between the two was the world--and one drink
I spent last Saturday afternoon with a close family relative as he struggled through his tears to say goodbye to his father at a memorial service. His father drank himself to death after decades of unchecked and untreated alcohol abuse.
The following Saturday I spent with him again and this time, listened to his laughter as we celebrated his birthday by telling stories of the happy times we have had together over the 25 years our family has been blessed to have him in our midst.
The stark contrast of just one week in time between the north and south poles of emotion in...
-- Dick L.
Getting Sober at 51
Although she had tried many times before, one day proved different than all the rest
From Booze to Shaving Cream
Even though he was at his bottom, at 33 years old, he had a hard time imagining staying sober forever
As her alcoholism progressed, she became a stay-at-home drinker in her 30s
Home Is Where the Heart Is
The people in her morning home group taught her how to live and how to love and be loved