Lived Experience: An Interview Talk to me about your first high, or your first alcoholic high. What were you trying to cover up? I didn’t get my first taste of inebriation until age 18. I was at a friend’s house. He mixed me a glass of Seagram’s 7 whisky and Dr. Pepper. I vividly recall
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When I was asked to write an article for the lifeline, it became apparent to me how fitting it would be to render a few of my thoughts about the many gifts I have received from AA, of course, a natural subject to reflect upon this time of year. I came to AA in 1988
I started my addiction at the age of ten years old. Drinking was a common thing in my house hold, and from age ten my usage increased and by junior high I was drinking almost a fifth a day. By high school it was black velvet and marijuana, cocaine and pain killers, and after high
What if all of life weren’t such a fragile thing- And all of time spent kept locked on loop eternally, But all the while still perceived equally as fleeting As the first flash of eyelashes batting softly back to sleep, And that first dream that lasted light-years- But woke to know no longer than a
My name is Sean. I am writing from the Utah State Prison and am in the Conquest Drug Program and am getting ready to graduate the program in a couple of weeks and then be released shortly after that. I am from Ogden UT and have tried doing parole there in the past and as
Chocolate or vanilla? Coffee. Decaf coffee over ice that isn’t wet. Chicken or beef? Bacon, bacon. More bacon. With bacon sauce. Talk to me about your first high or your first alcoholic high. What were you trying to cover up? The first time I remember getting high was out front of Ripple’s drive-in in Edgemont.
I started drinking when I was fourteen. Like with many A.A.s it started out as taboo recreation, however, early on I was an excessive drinker. I didn’t stop at just enough to catch a buzz. I consumed alcohol until there was none left. I didn’t see it as a problem at the time. I thought