A Circle of Friends
I was a loner all my life. I was always scared and ashamed. I was poor, I lived in a dilapidated house, and my alcoholic father put my family through hell. I never had any friends. I despised alcohol for dealing me such a rotten break in life.
As an adult, I vowed never to be poor again, and succeeded. But I fell to alcohol, like my father, and those fears of people, places, and things never left me. I made several geographical moves, hoping to magically fit into society with a new start. They never worked.
When I finally walked through the doors of AA, people smiled and...
-- Jim D.