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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...
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
One Rainy Day
He hit his bottom and decided he wanted to live, not die