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September 2021
There was something seriously wrong with me. I was deeply unhappy, afraid of the world, resentful of other people, and blamed everyone but myself for my problems. I wasn’t eating, I spent much of my day in tears, I was consumed by thoughts that the world would be better off without me… oh, and I was drinking. A lot. Funny to say in hindsight, but at the time, the drinking felt like a background problem. What my real problem was, everyone agreed, was that I was mentally ill. 
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March 2021
I began to concentrate on the Twelve Traditions. I knew what they were but admittedly didn’t really understand them.  I was always told the steps keep the person sober and the traditions keep the group sober.
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February 2021
During these unprecedented times, the covid pandemic, so many people have experienced; loss of loved ones, loss of jobs, structured routines, and self eventually leading to increasing numbers of people turning to alcohol to pass the day and cope with drastic change.
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December 2020
When I walked into the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous on May 31, 2019, I wasn’t fully convinced it would work for me.  I had no idea how it all worked, I was nervous, and most importantly I didn’t want to stop using.  I’ve always believed that things happen for a reason, but this program has really made that notion clear for me.
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March 2020
I had been working with Carmen* for about six months and it was going incredibly well. She “got” me. Not only did we have similar stories and more than a couple of sobriety dates, but her thick Bronx accent reminded me of home. Unlike any other sponsor I had ever worked with, I trusted Carmen completely.
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Being sober for me is a way of life now. Yet...I had no idea what to expect when  I went to my first AA meeting. I was 26. I went because I couldn’t stop drinking and drugging and I wanted the emotional pain to stop. I was shattered emotionally. I hated myself and I was filled with so much guilt and shame. I couldn’t believe that drinking and driving had become a way of life for me. I was ashamed of all the lives I put in jeopardy when I drank. Once I took that first drink....I lost all though...
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