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He learned how to navigate emotionally charged family situations without drinking
I don't know about anyone else but staying right-sized is my biggest challenge. For most of my life I have lived from one extreme to the other. I either felt I was better than I was or I felt completely worthless. There was never any balance.
When I was finally taken through the Twelve Steps as they are laid out in the Big Book, I thought that this character defect would be gone forever. I thought at last I could just be me: a man amongst men, a humble servant of my higher power.
I have been sober for almost 10 years now and I feel that I have had the psychic change that the...
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I Fell off the Apple Tree
Despite his intentions, he became an alcoholic much like his father
Someone Saved My Life Tonight
A chance encounter at a meeting changed the course of his life