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Brothers and Sisters
This family shows that although alcoholism often runs in families, we can also help each other get sober
Before my last slip, I'd sworn to never cross my sister's doorstep again. Being with more than two of my four brothers or sister gave me panic attacks and we'd argue because my older brother would say to me, "You are proof AA doesn't work!"
After going through DTs in the hospital, I made a decision to do more than mentally turn my life and my will over to God as suggested in Step Three of the Big Book. Shutting out the background noise of family, my husband's alcoholism and my daughter's off-and-on resentment over my drinking, I committed to 90 meetings in 90 days, read the...
Learning to practice the principles in all his affairs made all the difference
Me and You and AA
After a relationship in the rooms ends, she had to strengthen her focus on her own sobriety
An AA shares her experience of her first year of not drinking
A Friendly Face
She learned some important lessons from an unlikely place