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Topic: Personal Stories
A married couple crossed the country to follow a dream—but the bottle led the way</p>
I spent my childhood living in the home of an angry, hard-working, but also hard-drinking man. Every night, I watched him turn into a raging alcoholic and I could not understand how someone I loved...
A surprise visit to his son’s college became the final test of his own drinking
A married couple crossed the country to follow a dream—but the bottle led the way
At the end of his drinking, he went home, thinking it was to die
"There has got to be another way to live," I thought aloud as I stared at my haggard reflection in the mirror on the morning of November 16, 2010. I was coming off another bender to which I could...
She discovered that she could have fun sober
I was a separated, 22-year-old newlywed when I left my hometown and moved to Tucson, Ariz., looking for a way out of my misery. I was not a nice girl. My family, disgusted with my behavior since my...
An AA member shows how his life changed with sobriety
I came to the point of nothingness after having lived in hell for 48 years. I have experienced all kinds of wickedness, all of them masterminded by myself. There was no one to blame, although blaming...
As he slid deeper into his disease, someone he loved kept asking questions. Then one day he knew what to tell her
What’s wrong with you?” That was my grandmother’s most often asked question, and I didn’t have an answer. I was born in Washington, D.C. in 1946. I grew up in the “big city” and loved the party life...
A brilliant field of gold, but she couldn’t feel a thing. Had liquor stolen her joy?
All my life I had dreamed of such an evening—and here it was, at last. The long summer day was ending and the silver cornet band, a re-creation of an old music group from the early 1900s, was warming...
As he slid deeper into his disease, someone he loved kept asking questions. Then one day he knew what to tell her
A brilliant field of gold, but she couldn’t feel a thing. Had liquor stolen her joy?

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