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Young and Sober in Alaska

At 25, his life took a turn that led him to AA

My life took an amazing turn October 5, 2012. During the four years before that, I had been an active alcoholic and addicted to pain killers. My heavy drinking began when I was in high school. I would sit in the back row of my classes and secretly sip out of the tall boys I'd snuck in.

Although I loved to read and my childhood dream had been to become a writer, I loved being a rebel who ditched class with my friends. Obviously, I didn't take school too seriously and eventually I just stopped going.

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