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Behind these Walls

An inmate tells how he came to AA while in prison

I have earned my right to membership in AA. By the age of 27, I had spent half my life either indulging in my alcoholism or paying the consequences for it, in one form or another. And, until a couple of years ago, I never would have dared acknowledge that I have an incurable disease called alcoholism, despite mountains of evidence proving otherwise. I had to hit rock bottom.

Numerous arrests throughout my teenage years did not convince me that I had a problem. No I thought it was the world that was screwed up and that I was a heroic victim of circumstance.

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