Tips on Staying Sober

Over 40 years of continuous sobriety doesn’t happen by chance.  My name is Dan F. and I am an alcoholic. I was born in San Francisco in 1939 and grew up in the city in the 1940s and 1950s, but was not attracted to alcohol until the mid-1960s. I took my last drink in Washington, […]

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More Than Just Social

I joined the military thinking that it would give me a new start and an opportunity to grow after dropping out of college. Of course, the drinking habits that I had developed while being in a fraternity followed me. They even worsened during the initial months at my first duty station. The culture shock and […]

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Incomplete and Lonely

  A newcomer remembers the first and last drunk before coming to A.A.   I always felt incomplete and lonely. I had that hole deep inside of me and I could never really fully connect with anyone until I discovered alcohol. I started drinking when I was 18. I went to Paris where I walked […]

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My First YPAA Experience

My name is Martin, and I’m an alcoholic. Alcohol did for me what I could not do for myself. I loved it for what it could make me feel or not feel, depending on the day. I’m not sure which I loved the most, four drinks that felt like someone undoing the highest button on […]

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