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At first he didn't think he wanted what those AAs had
I am a garden-variety drunk. When I drank, I got into trouble. Despite my unexplainable, antisocial behavior, I couldn't stop drinking on my own.
Before my alcoholism had progressed to the point of homelessness, unemployability, long-term incarceration or commitment to a mental institution for insanity, I landed in AA. And like most problem drinkers who first come to AA, I wasn't particularly interested in getting sober or in living a spiritual life. I just wanted to get out of trouble. I wanted to learn how to continue to drink without suffering any consequences.
Gold Is Where You Find It
He realized that every meeting had a message worth hearing
Young and Sober in Alaska
At 25, his life took a turn that led him to AA
Saved by Prison
Though he had been to meetings before, it was only after being arrested that he found sobriety
She had to change her attitudes and habits now that she was sober