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Topic: Personal Stories
She kept up a good front as she drank down the liquor and ran from her emotional past
A couple of years after my first AA meeting, a friend and I were reminiscing. She’d been there when I walked into the rooms for the first time. “You didn’t look like an alcoholic,” she said. “You...
One of the things I enjoy about AA is going to meetings when I travel or visit a new place.
Once, while visiting a small New England town, I went to a noontime Step meeting. It was a beautiful full-blossom May afternoon. I have to confess that this is the town where I had my first blackout...
Now when he takes the family to the stadium, he makes better plays and remembers the game
When I had about five years of sobriety, I went to a college football game and realized some of the pain I used to cause my wife of almost 37 years. I’m now able to go to games. It took almost two...
I’ve been sober for 24 years and my home group is the St. Nicholas group in Harlem, New York City. I’ve worked at a nursing home in upper Manhattan for over 23 years as a certified nursing assistant...

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