From the November 2012 magazine.

November 2012: 20 Glorious Thanksgivings

How AA stopped those drunken, lonely holidays and taught him to show up for life

I opened my eyes and looked around. Oh God, here I was again on the couch. What time was it anyway? My family had left without me. Damn! Oh man, I really screwed up this time. What the hell was I going to do? It was Thanksgiving morning and the loneliness was overwhelming. As I lay on the couch I finally realized that the common denominator to all my problems was alcohol.

Looking back on it, who would have thought that I would be sitting here right now, sober, happy and very grateful to be me. It sure has been a long journey. Early sobriety for me had all the struggles I could...

-- Rick S.

Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania