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Topic: Health
Feeling alienated even amongst family, this AA used prayer to feel reconciled with his family
Except for a nightmare about being cut in half by the steel wheel of a trolley car running over my midsection, early memories are all about joy and promise. During those Great Depression years, our...
An old timer looks back upon her drinking life as she celebrates 34 years
My story began when I first got drunk at the age of 16 when I was a junior in high school. There were three of us girls and each of us had our boyfriends with us. At New Years, one of the guys had a...
An old-timer taught him the beauty of showing up and sharing love
I was less than a year sober and I was determined to go to any lengths. At the time, I had a sponsor and I was chairing meetings. The group that I sobered up at had a custom to transition the meeting...
After AA loved her through her cancer scare, the Steps showed her a way to give back
Finding balance in life has never been my strong suit. Hence my seat in the rooms of AA. I surrendered to this program in 2001 at the age of 33. I was a broken, empty, soulless woman. My life since...
Just before the holiday season, I had surgery and was on bed rest after unexpected complications. I was in a lot of physical pain and could not move around comfortably. I found myself stuck with my...
A sponsor learns the power of letting go by showing up for her sponsee
“I don’t do death,” I once said to someone in the rooms, just being a smarty. The truth is, I had always been away when important people in my life passed away. They all died suddenly and so I was...
A sibling’s emergency becomes a powerful reminder of why we don’t pick up
In February 2006, I got a phone call: “Aunt Pooh, this is Deanna. Call me as soon as you get this message.” These are the unforgettable words that I heard that Thursday night when I returned...
Diagnosed with cancer, a member embraces the program as he puts himself in God’s hands
STEP THREE: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. Last Thursday, when I was diagnosed with melanoma cancer, my immediate thoughts went to...
I WAS INTRODUCED to AA when I was in a state prison in 1967. I had drunk up two marriages and several jobs and had missed other opportunities because of my alcoholism. But I did not think I had a...
My name is Marshall R. and I'm an alcoholic. My sobriety date is December 10,1993. I'm going to try to share in a general way what I used to be like, what happened, and what I'm like now. I was born...

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