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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.
Expulsion from high...
Personal Conduct and the Group
Her sponsor explained to her how Tradition Four figured
A Way to Start the Day
A morning meeting was the foundation of her sobriety
An old timer shares his experience with someone struggling to stay sober