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The Last House on the Block
After a dry spell, she was able to find serenity again at meetings
Dysfunction was the theme of my home life. From failed marriages, to cops breaking up domestic fights, we were quite the picturesque family.
I used to watch television shows of the perfect family, laughing and enjoying one another and would find some sense of serenity and happiness. My father left us when I was very young, and I was forced to be a parent to my little sister. My father's departure began my mother's search for Mr. Right. These men she found always were lost souls usually with drug and alcohol problems.
At around age 14, I began partying with people twice my...
A Twig on a Birch Tree
Seeing the promises come true gave him the faith to go on in AA
An AA used HALT to learn more about who he really was
No More Angry Nights
Until he got sober, he spent his evenings smoking, drinking and nursing grudges
The Gifts and Tools
Sobriety didn't take away his problems, but it gave him tools to solve them