From the September 2019 magazine.

Let the fun begin

I just celebrated 40 years of sobriety in January. Not in my wildest dreams (or nightmares) would I have thought that possible when I started this journey at age 20. 

Even though I came into AA before I could legally drink, I was already considered to be a “late-stage” alcoholic. I probably would not have lived to see my 23rd birthday. I recall being absolutely terrified at the thought of taking a drink and nearly as fearful of living life sober. I hated myself and didn’t feel much better about everyone else. 

-- Gary C.

Evergreen, Colorado

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