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Stories from Alcoholics

"If, when you honestly want to, you find you cannot quit entirely, or if when drinking, you have little control over the amount you take, you are probably alcoholic."
Alcoholics Anonymous, page 44


In the audio stories below you will find many who were just like you . We hope their words help you to not only better understand the disease of alcoholism but also help you know that you are not alone.  There is help and there is hope...
you only need to reach out.

 

Stories from friends who are no longer with us.
We miss their wisdom and their words.

Founder Bill W. shares his story & AA history from Atlanta in 1950.

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Dr. Bob's Last Major Talk in December 1948 in Detroit, MI
Dr. Bob tells his story & AA's beginnings.

A deceptively simple explanation of alcoholism that will give you a much stronger idea of why alcoholics drink and how they get better.

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Mountain Ridge

Local Alcoholics

Telling Their Story...

He thought if he quit drinking, that he's miss out.  Today he's glad he missed it...

He needed AA for a quite a while but took the long way round...

She had to get everyone gone first to see the problem was her...

God is working in our lives but if we don't stick around we might not see Him...

He didn't have to choose to be sober.  He just asked God to do it for him...

She had no power but she has God in her life today...

She realized that you can't be a good mom and a drunk at the same time...

She finally gave up.  Then AA could help...

She was a young mother who's life quickly went out of control...

She had no clue how to get out of addiction until she came to AA.

He got one more chance but knows he might not get another...

She learned how to manipulate people at a very young age but she couldn't keep up the façade anymore...

She didn't have her old life, she didn't have a new life, so she made AA her life...

He's got pockets full of hope that he wants to give away...

He always learned the hard way...then God intervened... 

He finally admitted that he couldn't do it & that it didn't work his way.  Then he tried the AA way...

She didn't know how to treat her alcoholism but her sponsor showed her how to take the steps...

It's been a wild ride but this biker is sober today because of AA...

For an alcoholic of his type there is a line that he knows now he can't cross...

Even the military couldn't keep him away from alcohol...

He said that was it & stopped drinking.  That was when things got really bad until he found AA...

At 16 months sober he became proud of himself and the ability to walk into AA...

He had to make a decision; either quit drinking or learn how to fight better...

She didn't really want to quit drinking.  She just didn't want to die...

No one knew that she was just a scared little girl inside until she found her family in AA...

He lived in a different reality before he found AA...

She used the bad things in her life as an excuse to drink...

She found out that life was really, really good when she stopped spending all her time thinking about herself...

She learned that AA could love her until she could love herself...

He had success but then it all went away. Then he found AA and then he found real success in helping others...

Locked up, she found the steps of AA and began a road to recovery...

He was a liquor store paper hanger who wasted a lot of time trying to figure out "why" before he came to understand it didn't matter...

He had a long road to recovery and then he finally listened...

He is grateful to know that he is an alcoholic because for the longest time, he didn't know what was wrong...

There's nothing that says Christmas like drinking Vodka from a plastic bottle & hiding it from your family...

He needed to actually work the program to find Gratitude...

He didn't know how to live without drinking and thought he would die but AA taught him he didn't have to...

45 years of service has kept him sober today...

When the lights came on behind him, he did the first three steps...

He heard that if he worked half as hard to stay sober that he did to drink, he would stay sober...

She never had an "off button" when it came to drinking...

His ego made him think that he had arrived...

If he sat in self-pity, he know he was just another drink away from a drunk...

AA Graduates


Stories from friends who are no longer with us.

We miss their wisdom and their words.

At 30 years, he knew that he was the problem & AA was the solution...

Step Speakers

 

The below audio files were taken from a series of local 

events where each speaker was given the topic of an

Alcoholics Anonymous step. 

This forum was based upon the "Saturday Morning Live" 

step series by the late Sandy B. 

Special Event Recordings

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