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A Blueprint for Living

He discovered that he could be OK in this world without alcohol

I was not sober at my first AA meeting and I was not impressed either. I'm not sure if I had been drinking at my second AA meeting but I definitely drank after it.

Both times I went those meetings "to support someone else." You see, "she had a drinking problem", not me. She was my girlfriend at the time. A few years later, homeless, unemployed and blessed with the gift of desperation, I found myself back in the rooms of Alcoholic Anonymous.

I arrived there via a recovery house in San Jose, Calif. that took us to meetings. A couple of times a week they would load up folks in a... Login to read more
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