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September 2022 | Young & Sober | In Every Issue

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It’s never too late

The writer of “90-Year-Old Newcomer” got to AA when he was 88 after his Al-Anon wife was about to leave him. That got his attention. Turns out he had many signs that his drinking was a problem, but for some reason it took years to see. Today, he’s excited to celebrate two years of sobriety. He especially likes having a sponsor. “I’ve met many amazing men and women I otherwise would never have gotten to know,” he writes.


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