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Steps Toward a Brighter Future
After a second stint in prison, he went back to AA
My first encounter with AA was just after my I turned 19. I walked in and saw these old guys sitting in a circle on some chairs and I wanted no part of it, so I walked out. I made the wrong choice at that time and hurt a lot of people. I have let sponsors, family, friends, and others down who had bent over backwards many times to help me. Yet I was too smart to have them give me any advice.
I was not ready to be helped or to admit that I had a problem. So no matter what they said, what stories they told me, how much love they showed me, how concerned they were, how much compassion...
A Six-Week Tour in AA
He went to help his daughter out and discovered that maybe he belonged there too
He wanted to understand when he became an alcoholic. It was pretty clear
Wanting to Live
No matter how low our bottoms may be, there is always hope
A Place to Belong
From his very first meeting to international conventions, AA was always the right place