October 2013: 23 Days
My brother, who was in AA, took me to my first meeting on Oct. 26, 1963. I was as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. However, I was prepared to put AA on probation for a year before considering becoming a member. But after a short period of time, I decided to “work” the Steps and then go back to drinking. Most members know that this is virtually impossible. Practicing the principles on a daily basis removed my obsession to drink and kept resulting in another day of sobriety, whether I liked it or not.
After 23 days, my brother—and sponsor—took me...
-- Don H.
Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada