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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
In AA, it's never too late to put down the bottle and learn a brand new song
When I was 17, my mother was finally able to afford the piano she had wanted all her adult life. My younger sister and I started taking lessons immediately. My sister was pretty good. I could have...
In AA, it's never too late to put down the bottle and learn a brand new song
A surprise visit to his sons' college became the final test of his own drinking
On a cold and dreary night in November, I saw how every generation of my family had been decimated by alcoholism—even my own son. That's when I was given the grace to step out of that endless...

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