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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How I stay sober today

I have been sober in AA over half my life. Alcohol did not cause my alcoholism. I was born restless, irritable and discontented and still am. I have only a daily reprieve based on the maintenance and continuing development of my spiritual condition. Here’s how I stay sober today: (1) I don’t drink alcohol. I […]

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On the Road to Recovery

My name is Matt, and I am an alcoholic. I always knew there was something very special about alcohol, and I quickly became fixated with it even as a child. But it wasn’t until years later that I really got to see just what alcohol could do for me and just how powerful it was. […]

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