May 2019 | Our Big Book–80 Wonderful Years

Sweet-smelling lies

At 16 years, he got bored with AA and starting swallowing mouthwash. It seemed like a good idea

In the spring of 2016, I was approaching my 19th year of sobriety. I had made great friends in AA over the years and my home group had always been a lifesaver for me. It allowed me to exit the drunken haze and keep my family together. I had a supportive spouse who had stayed with me and I was able to be sober for most of our three children’s lives. My career was intact and flourishing. But in the spring of 2016, I started to get bored with the AA program and not take it seriously enough.


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