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Different and Unique

From a young age, this AA felt apart from everyone else

I have always been different. I have either been too eccentric, too angry, too depressed, or excitable. My dissimilarity to other people in the world became substantially evident when I came out to my parents as a lesbian at age 15; the "difference" I have felt since birth had exploded into a range of emotions that I could only describe as insanity.

As I grew into young adulthood, I began my relentless effort to find a place of acceptance in society. I soon found that this insanity I had been feeling was nothing in comparison to the mental illness I was about to discover hidden within myself as I began to uncover my identity as an alcoholic.

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