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Upstairs at the Meeting

A very different world awaited this AA only steps from her local bar

When I first arrived at the doors of AA, over 31 years ago, my life was very different then it is today. I was angry, full of fear, resentment and hate. I didn't trust anyone. My life had become one unmanageable mess. My health wasn't the best. My daughter was in a foster home and I felt as if life was no longer worth living.

Life had not always been very kind to me. Certain memories haunted me at every turn. My days and nights were spent trying to ingest enough alcohol to kill the pain. And of course, the trouble I got into while drinking only served to add more pain in my world.

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