The Miracles of Recovery
A sober man recounts his experiences in repairing relationships with his family after the ravages of alcohol
In the early winter of 1990, I was in the midst of yet another bender, one that had lasted just over a year. I didn't drink everyday, but all I needed was a reason, and I'd hit the road running. Things had definitely gotten worse. In the old days, back when I was in my early 20s, I could go out on the town without too much concern for my friends or family. In my eyes, I wasn't hurting anyone. I had survived much: wrecked cars, multiple day blackouts, and more than the occasional hospital stay for one traumatic injury or another. In the past, when such occurrences became too frequent, I was...
-- John Z.
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
Bottom of the Ninth
Recovery from alcoholism brings this father and daughter closer after many years of difficulties
Through divorce and a decade-long custody battle, this member stays sober with the help of AA