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Anonymity and the Social Networks
An AA discovers a way in which her anonymity is threatened by an online social group
I am a 50-something-year-old woman who has been sober for over a couple of decades by God's grace and the Fellowship I have found in the Program. I am also a pretty technically-savvy person who has a professional background in technology. I work in a very public arena and although I am open to and always looking for opportunities to live this Program in that arena, I do not believe that anonymity, in the true sense of the word, allows me to publicly advertise the miracle that has been my recovery.
The Days of Discontent
Although she was professionally successful, her life was unhappy as she continued to drink
Who Am I Really?
After a lifetime of pretending to be somebody else, the Steps helped her accept herself
Cracking Open the Shell
Coming to AA meetings, he realized that he had more in common with everyone else that he had previously thought
The Hunting Party
An AA recollects his earliest drinking memory and understands his powerlessness