$8 an hour
Like many people who come through the doors of AA to find sobriety, my life was in shambles. My “gas tank” was empty and I was running on fumes in all aspects of my life: spiritually, emotionally, physically and financially. My wife had just pulled out and had taken about everything that wasn’t nailed down. My problems were compounded when she left, because by then, my chronic alcoholism had made her the primary breadwinner by default.