From the October 2006 magazine.

Life Without The Fall

She changed her thinking and changed her life

My sobriety date is February 14, 1977, which is five months before I joined Alcoholics Anonymous in Racine, Wisconsin. During that time, I proved to myself I was crazy even when I didn't drink. Until then, I blamed my crazy behavior on alcohol only.

I joined AA because I didn't want to drink anymore, but that was impossible for me without help. I didn't want to change, I just wanted things around me to change. The "God business" wasn't for me either. But I kept going to meetings.

-- Karen K.

Soldiers Grove, Louisiana

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