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Giving It a Go

Nothing else had worked so he tried AA

A number of years ago, I passed a personal milestone in my sobriety that gave me a lot of pause for thought. At that time, I'd been sober longer than I had drank. This morning I realized that I'm rapidly coming up on another personal milestone. Very soon, I will have been sober for half of my life.

The reason I describe them as personal milestones go back to my beginning in sobriety. I was an emotional cripple that had absolutely no mechanisms for dealing with life other than by using alcohol to suppress my insecurities and fears. I knew that I was a broken human being and was...

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