From the December 2018 magazine.

The color of love

In a big red house in San Francisco, heart after heart opens as AA shows up at his door

I have double-digit years of sobriety under my belt, having discovered the rooms of AA in 1990. By some miracle, relapse has not yet been a part of my experience. I grew up with both an alcoholic father and an alcoholic mother. So I knew firsthand that AA was there for me, when I chose to “find” it. 

Before that time I did an enormous amount of drinking, causing an alcoholic tornado around all the people in my life. Like a ball in a pinball machine, I bounced aimlessly through life, from person to person and profession to profession. I was lost, lonely, unhappy and empty. 

-- M.D.

San Francisco, California

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