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Darkness Into Light
She learned to look forward to life rather than dread it
Today, I have four years sober, and recently, I was remembering a drunken night from about five or six years ago. I was with the newest love of my life. Of course, we were meant for each other: we both loved to drink. I drank like a man—shots of whiskey, chased by beer. I combined all this with my psychiatric medications. I found myself laying upon the trailer floor. The man I was with was relating stories of how he'd shot a man in a jealous rage after finding him with his wife. These were the kinds of dangerous people I kept company with.
My drinking career—and maybe that's the...
The Steps as Solution
She turned to her sponsor and the program when her relationship faltered
Down the Drain
One morning made the difference between his old life and his new life
In the Kaleidoscope
It took many more "yets" before she came to the rooms of AA
From Cuff links to Handcuffs
Alcohol had robbed him of his life until he found AA