A MATTER OF CHEMISTRY

I have 28 years of sobriety and I was diagnosed with manic depression in 1991. Because of my illness, I hurt a lot of people--especially my family. I have two children and one grandchild. For the past couple of years, I've struggled a lot with my mental illness.

I have spoken to recovering alcoholics about my struggles. I need to say something about my discussion with them.

Some AA members, especially old-timers, think that just praying to God and working the Steps will take care of my mental illness. Since my mental illness is biological, praying and working the Steps... Login to read more
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