Carrying the Message
After my initial contact with AA, I stayed sober for eight months--grudgingly, I realize now. Then I decided that I was too young to be an alcoholic, life was too short to go without booze, etc., and began to drink again. But AA had ruined my drinking even after this brief exposure. It just was not much fun any more (not that it had been for quite some time). I was on the fence. Going back to my AA friends and admitting that they were right and I was wrong was more than I could bear. I was out to prove to them that I could drink successfully!