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August 2022

Sober Travel

This month’s featured section is “Sober Travel.” AA members share stories of staying sober while on the road or in the air.

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Flight BOOKed

Airports used to scare me. Commercial flights were frightening for me in early sobriety. I was uncomfortable leaving my home group and heading far away without a drink.

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Service at sea

I was relaxed and happy. I was on a cruise with my husband and our two children. It was a welcome weeklong respite from the usual chores and responsibilities of life. I love cruising.

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On the Right Track

In 1986, God took me from Thompson Falls, Montana, by a bizarre chain of events and circumstances, to the town of “lost souls”—Los Animas, Colorado.

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A Good Day to be Sober

I recall fondly the men in AA who “told it like it was.” Jack, during AA-related announcements, would raise his hand and proclaim, “AA is good!” Bill, a quiet oldtimer, would close ever

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Flying Free

In October of 2014, less than a year after a revolution in Kyiv, Ukraine  that removed the president, and only a few months after a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over Eastern Uk

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Getting used to a new town

I got sober in 2012 while I was living in Los Angeles, California. Then, at three years sober I lost my job, couldn’t find another one and ran out of savings.

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