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The Gifts and Tools
Sobriety didn't take away his problems, but it gave him tools to solve them
For years, no matter how hard I tried, I could not fight the obsession to drink. On the rare occasion that I was able to keep myself away from a drink, I remember it being one of the most difficult tasks I had ever done. In one instance, I remember staying home on a Friday night with the intention of getting up early in the morning to spend the entire next day on the beach. Needless to say, my plan backfired when I realized how difficult it was to sleep while fighting the obsession to drink.
My decision to start attending AA meetings was entirely based on fear. I had amassed so many...
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No More Angry Nights
Until he got sober, he spent his evenings smoking, drinking and nursing grudges