The Real Me
March 2024 | Spanish-Speaking AA Members | Our Personal Stories

The Real Me

Coming into AA at 42 after 10 solid years of therapy, I felt I knew myself pretty well. I didn’t realize that 30 years of nearly daily use of some form of intoxicant had stunted my social and emotional growth. I didn’t have a typical puberty since I used alcohol and other substances to shut down my feelings and muddle through my teenage years. OK, that applies to the subsequent decades too.


You must have an active online AA Grapevine subscription to access full stories and audio.

Login Renew Subscribe

Need help with customer service?

Call 800 631-6025 (English), 800 640-8781 (Spanish), 212-870-3456 (French) or email: [email protected]
or [email protected]

Have Something You Want To Share?

We want to hear your story! Submit your story and it could be published in a future issue of AA Grapevine!

Submit your Story