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One Rainy Day
He hit his bottom and decided he wanted to live, not die
I was born into a loving middle class family and was the youngest of three children. I grew up with only love and companionship from my family. This all started to change when I got into high school. My sister and brother were both excellent students and excelled in every way. I think at some point I just gave up trying to be their equal and went in a totally different direction.
There was always a keg of beer in the backyard and a liquor cabinet filled with booze. So it was easy for me to get alcohol in the beginning. Soon my parents began to notice that their supplies were...
With Everything to Lose
Upon a sponsor's suggestion, he made a list of what drinking would take from him
A member reflects upon how his father's death affected him
After trying to fix his drinking with his own problem solving abilities, he realized that AA was the answer
Giving It a Go
Nothing else had worked so he tried AA