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An AA sober for 50 years looks back
At age 19 or 20, I realized I had a problem with alcohol, and possibly with drugs also, but I was in the army at the time and I reasoned that the army was the cause, and I thought that if I returned to civilian life, I would be able to drink in a civilized manner. That didn't work and my drinking got worse.
It was suggested to me that maybe if I settled down and got married, and gained some responsibility that I might be able to drink in a responsible manner. Needless to say that didn't work either.
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He'd never have guessed where he'd find God and peace of mind
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