Bottom of the Ninth
Recovery from alcoholism brings this father and daughter closer after many years of difficulties
My father was my hero. Actually, he still is, even though he passed away in November of 2005. He was a man of great character and integrity and had an incredible sense of humor, which he maintained right up to the very end of his life. Shortly before he died, he was in the final stages of emphysema and struggling to breathe, my mother tried to comfort him. "Joe, we are so lucky," she whispered, referring to the 43 years of marriage they had shared. He just looked up, and without missing a beat, remarked "Yeah, if I could breathe, I'd be whistling."
That was my father: quick-witted...
-- Susan B.
A Solitary Swimmer
After a childhood of solitary pursuits, this young woman became a secret drinker until she found the rooms of AA
Fathers and Sons
A man reflects upon both his own alcoholism and that of a father, who never made it to the rooms of AA
The Miracles of Recovery
A sober man recounts his experiences in repairing relationships with his family after the ravages of alcohol
Through divorce and a decade-long custody battle, this member stays sober with the help of AA