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Sobriety Has Its Own Momentum

By Diane J. <I’ve come to the realization that this alcoholism is something that will never go away. There will never be a day when I’ll “get better”.- M.> I’m glad you posted. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone else either, absolutely not — but since you and I and others on this list seem […]

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Those Old Triggers

By Laura L. < I had a vision yesterday of a quiet afternoon in a quiet bar, relaxing and sipping a couple of vodka tonics and flipping through a magazine with the television going quietly in the background and occasionally chatting with the bartender. – D. > Yeah, sitting around at Borders bookstore with a […]

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Proud to Say It

By Marianne H. There is absolutely no shame in being a sober alcoholic. On the contrary, it’s something to be very, very proud of. At first I, too, didn’t want to tell anybody. Looking back, I think it was because I was afraid that if others knew that *I* knew I was alcoholic, I would […]

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I Recognize My Mind Games

By Steve C. I was about 9 months sober, in June of 1998, when my Dad moved in with my family because of his Lou Gehrig’s disease progression. He drinks nothing without alcohol in it, which means I keep it around the house now. He can’t move his hands, can’t walk, and is beginning to […]

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