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When he finally stopped drinking, he could rejoin the world outside
The way I admitted that I was an alcoholic happened quite by accident—or are there any accidents? I was reading a copy of my community's free newspaper and I saw an advertisement for a treatment center near my home. I also had one close friend and a few other acquaintances in AA. Timidly at first, I ran the idea by these friends that I thought maybe treatment would help me. But what is treatment, I gasped, suddenly afraid of the whole idea. I had drank for 20 years—some of it binge drinking.
After a few weeks of staying dry, I approached my supervisor at work. He wasn't really...
Just the Way You Are
The discussion topic was love and got this AA thinking
A Cold Winter Morning
When only two people showed up, they just had the meeting in the car
Angel in the Glass
A woman looks back at the ups and downs of 10,000 days of a sober life
Public information begins at home for this alcoholic