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Never Alone Again
Through an amends to her ex-husband, she found a new family
"If you had my marriage, you would drink too." How many times I have heard AAs repeat that sentiment when speaking about their drinking days and the excuses they used. Like them, I was justifying my drinking and blaming it on the easiest target, my (then) husband.
Fourteen years ago, amidst my active alcoholism, I walked away from my husband, and our 12-year relationship. I left behind our friends, his family – everything. It took me three more years of drinking, isolation and alienation to get sober.
Think About the Flower
A professor came to accept her alcoholism and became willing to change
An AA thinks about what the Tenth Step says about love and tolerance
A member reviews how practicing the Twelfth Step influences his life
Alcohol helped him to have a more fluid social life until it ruined his entire life
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Like a Duckling
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A River Runs Through It
- Twelve Steps
AA's blueprint for sobriety
Forgiving my Brother
- Personal Stories
AA's tales of recovery
Sofa Sweet Sofa
They've experienced it all ... sober
What's My Secret?
Giving it away to keep it
No Roads to Bethel