From the Story Archive: May 1986
"I sobered up at age fifteen, and if you're wondering when I started drinking, it was when I was eleven"
For some reason, I just started thinking about my first year of sobriety and remembering details more clearly than I was previously able to. I am coming up on my twenty-first biological birthday and my sixth AA birthday.
Yes, I sobered up at age fifteen, and if you're wondering when I started drinking, it was when I was eleven. Of course, I'm an addict also, so that helped get me to AA a lot faster.
My drinking story is not much different from yours except that alcohol wasn't as easy for me to get, so I made sure that I ran with people who could get it. We drank whatever and...
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