From the October 2019 magazine.

A warm welcome

Members dealing with deafness face a world of challenges in AA. There are many ways to help

I am a deaf alcoholic with over 15 years of sobriety. I decided to write this to help others better understand me and others with disabilities. 

I have found that even within the supposedly supportive environment of AA, the obstacle of deafness is enormous. Many people are unfamiliar and uncomfortable with deafness, so I’m writing about my experiences. But let me be very clear. I am not speaking on behalf of deaf people in AA. I’m speaking only for me.

-- Timothy S.

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