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I was born into a home where my father was a violent alcoholic and my mother was a rage-oholic. I felt ugly...
I was born in a small city near Los Angeles, but I have no recollection of ever living there. My father relocated for work to Houston, Texas, when I was around the age of 2. Growing up the youngest of four children, I became a...
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Around my fifth or sixth year of sobriety, life was good, beyond my wildest dreams, and it still is thanks to AA and my higher power. When I had five years of sobriety, I was told, “You got your marbles back, now you have to learn how to use them.” As a matter of fact, my service sponsor actually gave me marbles. I had a sponsor, a service sponsor and a sponsee. I was an active member of my home group. I was the GSR. I was going to district meetings, area assemblies, mini conferences, conventions—you name it. I was carrying out our primary purpose. AA told me, “...
- The Twelve Concepts
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- Emotional Sobriety
Bill W. Identified "the next major development in AA ... real maturity and balance."he was telling us that emotional sobriety is our next frontier.
- Young & Sober
Written by members who got sober in their teens, 20s and 30s, the stories in this book are about growing up young in AA, finding ways to connect when feeling different, getting involved in service and learning how to live a life joyously.
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