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Leap of Faith
An old-timer learns to trust his higher power
I'm going to be honest: had someone told me back in 1988 that I would find myself 23 years sober, unemployed, homeless, with no car and broke, I would have grinned sarcastically I would have shook my heard and, as I reached for a drink, said, "No, thanks! I have that life and I have alcohol to dull the pain of miserable failure. At least active alcoholism provides an excuse for such dismal failure.
For the first 23 years of my sobriety, I repeatedly took the easier, softer way, doing the same things and desperately hoping for different results. I went from nowhere jobs to changing...
The Stories We Tell
An AA reflects on how we recover by sharing our personal experiences
The Fight Was Over
It took many detoxes and treatments before he came to understand Step One
An AA Pilgrimage
A member and his wife spend a couple of weeks at the Wilson House
A Burning Bush
My higher power answered a prayer in a dramatic way