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Topic: Personal Stories
The road is rocky and sometimes uphill, but he's found his primary purpose.
I was born with cerebral palsy, which means that it’s a little bit harder for me to move my muscles. I know what I want to do and say, but to get the signal from my brain through my body takes a...
After years of drinking and living on the streets, AA helped her trust and breathe free again
A leap in the deep end and some AA tools helped her get past her lifelong fears
Before I got sober, I was terrified of everything. I grew up in a small college town in Ohio, and I would often run the 50 yards from my car door to the front door of our house. In general, I would...
As I vacuum the house, I feel the anger building. So I unplug the vacuum cleaner, move some furniture around and turn up the anger. I hate her; she didn't have to leave! My mind is racing. She did...
She found out the hard way how dead wrong she was
A leap in the deep end and some AA tools helped her get past her lifelong fears
A mother recalls how she used to wait outside the liquor store and wonder how people lived their lives
As a kid, I was given every opportunity to succeed, to lead a healthy and happy life. But for reasons I don’t understand, I became an alcoholic. What’s more, I believe I was destined to be one....
Right when the meeting was over, a stranger put his hand up to share something he’ll never forget
At just five months sober, this year I attended the Area 3 annual convention in Pinetop, Arizona. I looked forward to escaping the Phoenix heat and taking part in my first AA convention in the cool...
I got sober when I was 24, and I often state that you don’t stop drinking when you’re 24 unless it was really bad.
So when I found my way into AA I was all in: home group, service, sponsor, Steps, meditation. And I thrived. I started growing up in AA. After I graduated from school, I decided I was sober enough to...

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