Eight years ago, my addiction and the loss of my older brother, led me to the A.A. program. My mother and father nursed me back to health, then took me to a small rehab in North Fork, past Ogden Utah to a place called Valley Camp. The fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, and the twelve steps
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…At my darkest moment, I was sent an Angel named Bruce. I’ve been sober for some time now and have seen lots of strange and unusual things in AA. Throughout my sobriety I have tried to keep an open mind and remain ready for change. In 1998, as I was coming up on my 20th
The man sits on a corner table by the front glass window of the coffee house. He reads, sips his coffee, pause and looks outside. The man has white hair, a black jacket and a peaceful appearance. The man stops reading his book and he thinks about existence and life. “There are no victims in
Can I be the wind that touches my face? Can I be the one who gives me grace? Could I be that rock which sits there in form? Maybe in the next life, if I were reborn. I had no eyes to witness, how could I see? The millions of particles which existed as me.
What you do is try to quit drinking. You keep practicing but without support, excuses turn into severe consequences. Young men and women who have people that love them, go away for too long, loose what loved them and what they loved. The amount of people who talk to you, who care about you, slim
That statement stood out to me at a meeting I was attending. A sponsor from the outside world came and said we need to live from our heart not our head. It all started to make sense. All of my life I’ve wanted to situate life my way. People, places and things. Always pointing out
My story is like most of the people I see in these rooms. The only difference from us and the normal A.A. rooms is that we are currently incarcerated. I started my road to this place 40 yrs ago. I was being abused physically by my step-father, so at 8 I tried to kill myself