From the September 2011 magazine.

Stories of Young People in AA

A young teenage surfer resists the pull of anger in order to stay sober

Getting sober and staying sober isn't easy at any age. Most of us alcoholics are convinced that we are different, that we are too young or too old, too smart or too savvy to have a problem with drinking; we couldn't possibly be drunks.

But, after hearing other people's stories, we discover that no one is immune to suffering. Other people your age have felt the same soul-searing pain and the desperation.

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