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He surrendered his life to alcohol but found hope in AA
I hear at meetings that many feel surrendering is weak. I know all about surrendering as I did it for many years. I surrendered my life and my soul to alcohol. I would tell myself every day I was not going to drink that day. I would promise to keep my word. By the end of my drinking years, I could not not drink every day. My body needed it just to feel normal. I could say I wouldn't drink but would find myself looking for the next bottle.
My drinking may not have cost me like some others. As they say, I still had some yets to go. But I know what it is to completely surrender your...
Bewildered and Bedeviled
He couldn't understand why he couldn't stop drinking
A Story of the Steps
An AA tells of his experience in doing the Steps over the years
Practicing These Principles
A member asks himself each day if he is practicing all Twelve Steps
Turning the TV Off
He had to come to realize that unlike his heroes on the tube, he wasn't going to be able to drink casually