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What's It All About?
An old timer reflects on his family before and after he came into AA
My last drink was in June 1981 when I finally began to practice the AA way of life. It had been almost 13 years since my first meeting in the summer of 1968.
At 32 years old, I had just moved with my family to a new city to start a new job, and I was afraid that my drinking habits might interfere with my new occupation. I didn't really know what AA was all about, but I decided I would check it out and see if I could get some hints on how to control my daily alcohol consumption. I called an AA hotline and got the address of a meeting scheduled for that night and went to it, not...
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