March 2011: Warrior-Prince-Alcoholic
From the March 2011 Grapevine Magazine
The Third Tradition meant he was welcomed, not out of place
"Even as a young child I have always felt different, unworthy, lonely and out of place."
I’m here, sober and alive because of our Third Tradition. “The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.” Even as a young child I have always felt different, unworthy, lonely and out of place. My family was close, loving and affectionate. Still I felt lonely.
First, I felt like I was born a few centuries too late—wrong place, wrong time. I grew up in the U.S. in the early ‘60s and ‘70s, and my mother and grandparents took lengths to instill in us kids pride and knowledge of who we were—part African, part Native American. Being in a school comprised... Login to read more
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