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.

Here are a few stories that might help you decide.

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

Tales of a Roll Dog
A drunken teenage mascot grows up to discover that even when she's sober, she's a blast

Young, Drunk and Broke
Sleeping in a dumpster was just the beginning of the end

Happy Birthday—You're an Alcoholic

In the Middle of a Miracle