You Just Don't Understand
My sobriety date is November 5, 1977, and I've had continuous sobriety since then. That's not the way it always was. One of the first alcohol-related incidents I can recall was when I was five years old and had several sips of my parents' beer and "fell asleep." When I came to, I realized that the cops, my parents, the neighborhood--everybody was looking for me. Apparently, I had fallen asleep for several hours under the stairwell and no one could find me. I certainly got in a lot of trouble for that and I swore at the ripe old age of five that I would never drink again!