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.
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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
In August I was able to spend some time in Eastern Europe. I had a chance to attend several English speaking A. A. meetings while there. One was in Zagreb, Croatia. It was a holiday week in that country and I was told that most of the regular members were out of town, so it
“Going back out.” Only three words, but in many respects the scariest three words we can hear in AA. Many of us who have been out dread the thought of going back out but we do it, again and again. One of the greatest strengths of AA is that the group continues to support fellow
Having been in and out of addiction, alcoholism, and institutions for 32 years, I’ve gratefully just celebrated my 4th year of recovery. It has been a hard, hard road as I am back in prison for the seventh time for having dirty U.A’s. I am ever grateful for the chance to reach out to another
Hi, I am a grateful alcoholic. I never knew this day would come, only because I have drank most of my adult life. I thought my life was wonderful. Me and the drink took over 30 years to get stuck together. Jack, Jim, and the favorite was Sunny Brook. Life took a wide detour towards
A deep dive into the first 164 pages of the Big Book is just cover for a raucous girls’ weekend, right? In fact, the Women’s Big Book Retreat (WBBR) lived up to its billing. We covered 164 pages, eleven chapters, twelve steps and many odds and ends. I heard a warning that “this is not