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May 1957

The AA Word

NEARLY THREE YEARS AGO I had a knock-down-drag-out fight with myself. I lost. I lost to a self I had been fighting for years, except when I kept him preoccupied or drugged with a bottle. But he won because I took the drugging whenever he took it and I was worn down by it. I could not survive it, while he could. For he was a form of death.

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