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A Soldier's Story

Suffering from post traumatic stress and alcoholism, he finally surrendered

My experience in AA began in September 2005. Almost a year in the military and I could not control my drinking. I entered treatment at the age of 21. During my stay in the 28-day program, I knew that I wasn't like the people there. I didn't lose anything and my health was perfect. At the end of the treatment, I was told to attend AA meetings on a regular basis.

In the meeting, I noticed the word God on the wall throughout the room. People shared about their sobriety, the Steps, getting a sponsor and how "God saved their life." However, I just couldn't relate and I decided that I... Login to read more
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