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At the Crossroads
After 18 months sober, he realized that he was responsible
From my earliest recollection I had a dependence on others to meet my needs in life, including the need to belong and the need to be loved.
I sought out affirmation and comfort from my teachers, my peers, and often from people I didn't even know long before I took my first drink. Around the age of 17 I discovered alcohol could fulfill my needs better than anything else; a false belief. In reality my drinking, from day one, simply sent me chasing after different groups of people, places, and things that I believed would bring me happiness.
My dependence on others was fed by a...
Remembrance of Things Past
A daughter reflects upon her mother's death from alcoholism
Facing my Fears
A member applies Step One to other areas of his life
A Day at Disney
A mother learns a lesson about honesty on a trip with her children
The Fellowship in Eastern Europe
A member is grateful for the plenitude of meetings at home after a trip abroad