From the April 2017 magazine.

Yesterday’s mistakes

You’d think a doctor would know better, but not this alcoholic one. I was bleeding from places I shouldn’t have been, for reasons I knew were not a result of my drinking. Something was wrong and I was scared, but not scared enough to see my own physician. During my last visit he had asked way too many questions about my drinking habits, hinting I might be an alcoholic. I’d have no more of that.

A year later, I washed up into AA, stopped drinking, got a sponsor, did the Steps, had a slow spiritual awakening, and found a new way of living. I was set: happy, joyous and free.

-- Alex M.

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

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