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JUNE HEARD AT MEETINGS

I remember Maui Wowie and a lot of booze.
I’m a retired firefighter and I’ve seen a lot of bad things. Anonymous 
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My drinking became more prolific, 
my whole family was Alcoholic. 
Anonymous
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I didn’t want to leave my alcoholism as a legacy to my boys. Anonymous 
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I come to the 12 coconuts to be 
greeted by people like you. 
Anonymous 
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For one year now I have religiously gotten up, said my prayers, read my daily devotions and I’m learning to be helpful to others. 
Anonymous 
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I listen to Susan Boyle sing the prayer of St. Francis every morning. 
Anonymous 
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I got sober here at the 12 coconuts 12 years ago. 
Anonymous 
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At 40 days sober I thought that this is
as good as it’s going to get and I’ll be happy. 
Obviously things did  get better because 
I’m still coming back. 
Anonymous 
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They always wanted to give me meds for thinking. 
Anonymous 
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When I came in my prayers were more like I wish list to Santa Claus. 
Anonymous
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It always happens when I come to a new town, 
people want to know how s***** it was. 
Anonymous 
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I grew up Chinese and Caucasian and  in the South and I always felt different. 
Anonymous
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 My family were low level alcoholics, 
they never talked about it. 
Your liver fails, you died. 
Just don’t talk about it. 
Anonymous
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 I got kicked out of high school right into a boarding school. 
Anonymous
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I had everything I thought I needed to be 
happy and hated myself more than others. 
Anonymous 
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Every day I woke up and life got just a little bit harder. 
Anonymous 
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I accepted that there was a god , 
he just didn’t like me that much. 
Anonymous 
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Thank you God for a place I can talk about the voices in my head. 
Anonymous 
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I figure if I were drunk and numb 
enough I would wake up and be happy. 
Anonymous 
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I was called into the Dean’s office and 
she told me that it looked like I had a problem, 
and sent me to a rehab. 
Anonymous 
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I started peeling away the layers of my life 
and getting rid of a lot of crap that wasn’t really me. 
Anonymous 
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Some of us had to fall into a pit so we 
can show others how to get out. 
Anonymous
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The more meetings I went to the happier you folks got. 
Anonymous 
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I don’t give advice, well that’s kind of a lie. 
Anonymous 
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I don’t know why some people get it some people don’t, 
I got it and I’m grateful. 
Anonymous 
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I knew that I was going to be an Alcoholic. 
Anonymous 
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I’m here to reprogram my mind, I have 14 days. 
Anonymous
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I have a photographic memory but I’m out of film. 
Anonymous 
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I’ve been a runner all my life, I hung out with my 
two uncles who drank themselves to death, 
one with pancreatic cancer. 
Anonymous 
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My drinking really progressed by the time I started High School. 
Anonymous 
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I got involved in criminal activities which 
led to my being incarcerated several times. 
Anonymous 
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Everything was perfect , I was sponsoring myself, 
I got a job, still sponsoring myself, but the day came 
when I got tested and ended up with a beer here 
and a beer there. 
Anonymous 
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When I came here I didn’t identify with anybody, 
I wasn’t an alcoholic. 
Nothing in my life was unmanageable. 
Anonymous 
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Then one day someone asked me if I’ve 
ever left half of a drink in my glass. 
I looked up at him instead of course not. 
Anonymous 
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I could not imagine the life I live today. 
Anonymous
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I have to reprogram my mind, I have 14 days. 
Anonymous 
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I drank when I was happy, I drank when I was sad, 
before the party, during the party, and, after the party.
Anonymous 
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I needed to drink to feel right, 
and could not go for an hour without a drink. 
Anonymous 
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At work I had to carry drinks around in a film canister ,
I had to have a drink in my system all the time. 
Anonymous 
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In those days I did not drink. 
Anonymous 
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My mom and dad said if they didn’t mind my 
drinking but it could I please come home to tea. 
It wasn’t until I was in my 30s that I finally made it home to tea.
 Anonymous 
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I came to the fellowship to get out of the nut Ward. 
Anonymous 
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When I came to the fellowship and someone would say 
what a wonderful life and they had, 
that they had found God, and it was back to the pub for me. 
Anonymous 
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I started liking the meetings and now I love the fellowship 
and I’ve seen how everyone has improved. 
Anonymous
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If I threw up when I brushed my teeth in 
the morning I knew I was going to have a bad day. 
Anonymous 
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The doctor told me something and years later 
I went back and had to ask him what it was 
because I had just gotten sober. 
Anonymous 
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I would set on the edge of the 
bathtub waiting to throw up again. 
Anonymous 
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Today I can feel grateful for my past, 
there’s not a big chunk of Life there 
but I am feeling grateful. 
Anonymous 
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Today I know if there’s something
I can do to make my life better. 
Anonymous 
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There is nothing I have to deal 
with that a drink would make better. 
Anonymous
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I started liking meetings and now I love 
the fellowship and I have seen how 
everyone has improved. 
Anonymous 
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I settled into Alcoholics Anonymous and 
you guys helped me to imagine a new life. 
Anonymous 
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I want to thank Ron for the tight pants story. 
Anonymous 
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Whenever I come here to Honolulu 
I always make it to the 12 coconuts 
and Ron is always there. 
Anonymous 
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As a child I was self-serving. 
I could give you a shirt and 
then say ‘see that guy, I gave 
him that shirt he’s wearing’. 
Anonymous 
My  sponsor would ask me if I knew 
what a word meant and I would always
 say ‘yeah’ and then he would say ‘look it up’. 
I was a know-it-all. 
Anonymous 
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I felt that I couldn’t trust anyone who didn’t drink. 
Anonymous 
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I believed in drinking as much as I could
 and paying the least amount. 
Anonymous
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My mom and dad said that they didn’t mind 
my drinking but it could I please come home to tea. 
I never made it home until I was well into my 30s. 
Anonymous (Aus.)
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Hangovers played a big part in my life, 
and i had to close one eye to drive home. 
Anonymous 
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I became the pathetic drunk that 
I had looked down upon. 
Anonymous 
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I came to AA to get out of the nut Ward. 
Anonymous 
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I would come to the fellowship and 
someone with say what a wonderful life they had,
they had found God and it was back to the pub for me. 
Anonymous
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Everyone knows that it’s not really one day 
at a time, and everyone knows that it’s forever. 
Anonymous 
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Over and over I would always say that I 
wasn’t going to do that again. 
Anonymous 
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I came to keep my job, someone came 
and took me to a meeting. My Insanity did not stop there. 
Anonymous 
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There is nothing on my face that was hidden, 
my emotions and feelings were obvious. 
Anonymous 
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She said she really needed people to lift 
her up and said that I was not one of them. 
That was where I really made contact with Step2. 
Anonymous 
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She would call me the master of confusion. 
Anonymous 
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She says do you know where it says where there is  
Discord and the 11th Step Prayer, what does it say after that, 
I said it says let me bring Harmony, alright then practice it, she said. 
Anonymous
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If you don’t know where you’re going 
ask someone who’s been there. 
Anonymous
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She said if you fail to remember your damned to repeat. 
Anonymous
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My son has kept me so busy I haven’t had time to drink. 
Anonymous 
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I don’t come to this place to sleep anymore
 I come for a meeting. 
Anonymous 
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There are only two days that I can 
drink yesterday and tomorrow. 
Anonymous 
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I would drink my parents liquor and 
would refill the bottle up with water 
and then wipe off my fingerprints. 
Anonymous
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As I was driving I dropped part of my sandwich 
on the floor of the car and ended up hitting a
 medium and in the hospital. 
I was always drunk when I drove. 
Anonymous
Today if no one told you I love you tough s***. 
Maybe you can tell it to someone. 
Anonymous 
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It’s more about asking God what you can bring to the table. 
Anonymous 
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It went from thinking I was the power  
To  finding  God and the power today 
I use as guidance. 
Anonymous 
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He said just, please God, and I said please God what? 
And he said ‘no, that’s the prayer’. 
Anonymous 
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Strangely enough I found that every time 
I started back drinking it back it got worse
just like you said it would. 
Anonymous
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I had my mind on money and my money on my mind. 
Anonymous 
 
When I took that first drink it was over, 
more running and more hurting. 
Anonymous 
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Hey, God, allows me to take 
charge of a brief consultation. 
Anonymous 
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He said to me, you bring a week 
game to the strongest players. 
Anonymous 
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Thank God I was able to let go of a lot
 of stuff because of these steps. 
Anonymous 
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Today I give visitors the Hawaii 
hospitality without robbing them. 
Anonymous 
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I was told that I have a clear 
choice before I pick up a drink. 
Anonymous 
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Today I have a toolkit and the rooms. 
Anonymous 
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I would go find the Crips and the Bloods 
and say let’s fight, and they would beat 
the hell out of me. 
Anonymous 
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I didn’t feel anything before I came into the program. 
Anonymous 
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I’m grateful that I can go anywhere 
in the world and find a meeting. 
Anonymous 
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You have to stand up, give it up 
and keep coming back. 
Anonymous 
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It may be hard by the yard but 
it’s a cinch by the inch. 
Anonymous 
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I was irritated, agitated and full of Pride. 
Anonymous
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Nothing much ever happened to me 
except for pissing off my friends and my family. 
Anonymous 
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I was 16, which is underage, and when the 
officer stopped me I told him I was driving 
my friend home. He let me go. 
Anonymous 
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When I started drinking in the morning
it was downhill all the way. 
Anonymous 
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If I start playing with these thoughts in 
my head then I know I’m in trouble. 
Anonymous 
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She showed me what the tools were and
took me through the steps. 
Anonymous
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I was so blinded by alcoholism that I couldn’t see anything. 
Anonymous 
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I played soccer so aggressively I had six major 
concussions and my head and many head injuries 
by the time I was 16. 
Anonymous 
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At eighteen I was in so much pain and I 
had to learn to walk all over again. 
Anonymous 
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Socially I got along very well with 
my peers and I went to college, 
I was in so much pain for my 
head injuries that it was hard to study. 
Anonymous 
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I found myself drinking so much to get rid of the
 pain that I was in a blackout from 18 to the age of 31. 
Anonymous 
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It started out with fun, then fun with problems, then just problems. 
Anonymous 
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I was born a woman but I identified as a man, 
I couldn’t figure it out, and drink to the extreme 
and would wake up astounded that I was still alive. 
Anonymous 
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On paper I can make myself look like
 a saint but in reality I was a terrorist. 
Anonymous 
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I went to a meeting and said that the 
doctor said I was an alcoholic, 
someone touches me and said, 
what do they know. 
Anonymous 
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I was teaching children and finally changed 
my career and I am now a social worker. 
Anonymous 
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I actually worked here at this school where 
this meeting is going on and I just remembered it tonight. 
Anonymous 
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Prison sounded like a nice needed vacation. 
Anonymous
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I like to say at 13 years of age I was 
a terrorist and today I’m a therapist. 
Anonymous
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At one time I would jump off  the highest 
bungee jump in the world and didn’t feel 
nervous ,then I jumped off naked and felt a little 
nervous. 
Anonymous 
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I always wanted to drink like a lady but 
I always drink like a pig. 
Anonymous 
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I went back to the ship and get into a relationship for 7 days. 
Then I found myself lying in my room in a fetal position. 
Anonymous 
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I was so arrogant that I was astounded that 
they put powder cream and coffee at the happy hour,
very below me. The happy hour was a place for anyone.
As they said there, tehre a nut for every screw.  
Anonymous 
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I found that the longer I was here 
the happier I became. 
Anonymous 
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I heard a lady say at a meeting one time 
that she drank like a pig and loved it. 
Anonymous 
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I’m learning in AA that when the s*** hits 
the fan to unplug the fan , and call my sponsor. 
Anonymous 
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I had to Think Through the drink and then 
I knew that eating a bullet is not the answer. 
Anonymous 
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I would come to meetings get into a relationship 
and get financially stable and then it was back 
out and lose both the relationship and the finances. 
Anonymous 
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I learned that the problem is never the 
problem it’s my reaction to the problem. 
Anonymous 
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I found that I can just ignore this noise in my head. 
Anonymous 
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I came in and thought I could cherry pick
 what I wanted but the fellowship taught me different. 
Anonymous
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I relapsed and got arrested and couldn’t even do my relapse, or at least finish it. 
Anonymous 
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There is nothing better than me 
with a bottle beside a dumpster. 
There is nothing better than that. 
Anonymous 
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You find out that by reading history that nobody reads history, same s*** over and over. 
Anonymous 
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I never had a driver’s license until I was one year sober and 40 years old. 
Anonymous
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I need to remember that alcoholism 
is a disease of loneliness. 
Anonymous 
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I was a teacher and  the judge 
said, ‘what are you teaching my kids?!’
Anonymous 
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The day that I think I have this 
thing that is today I pick up a bottle. 
Anonymous
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If you got in the way of my drinking you had to go. 
Anonymous 
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I always believed that there was a God, 
I just didn’t believe that he worked individually within us. 
Anonymous 
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I have seen so many miracles in Alcoholics Anonymous 
that I just let things be as they are. 
Anonymous 
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There were 7 people in the car and 
I came out of a blackout and said to
 the people in the car that I just woke up. 
They hollered , what?’ 
Anonymous 
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They told me that if I did certain 
things I would get better iand I have. 
Anonymous 
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My girlfriend said that I needed help 
and I came here. Maybe I can help her. 
Anonymous 
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If there’s anything I like more than talking about me, 
it’s thinking about me. 
Anonymous 
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When I was three I drank the equivalent of Drano, 
that’s why I have this voice. 
Anonymous 
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I was always putting something in my mouth, 
it was a fish hook one time and my mom shook
 be until it came out. 
Anonymous 
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At 4 years old I burned down our 
house and my dad got fired, 
he was the attorney general 
that state, actually, I burned 
several more houses at the time. 
Anonymous 
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I had 16 DUIs and did 10 years over that. 
That was on the installment Plan.
Anonymous 
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My judge’s son had been killed by a drunk driver. 
Anonymous 
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I came to and there was over a 
hundred dead wasp around me. 
They had stung me while I was passed out. 
Anonymous
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For me Friday night happy hour I always
turned into Saturday and Sunday night happy hour. 
Anonymous 
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When I got here a lot more people had more DUIs than
I did and I was trying to catch up with them. 
Anonymous 
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When I came into the rooms I proceeded 
to criticize everybody in the room. 
A guy said hey they have a lot more time than you, 
why don’t you sit down ,shut up and listen.
 Anonymous 
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Someone just texted me to go to work, 
I texted back no thanks, not available. 
Today I can do that. They texted back, thank you. 
Anonymous 
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What you think about me is none of my business 
and what I think about you drives me nuts. 
Anonymous 
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I heard that here that I could come in 
and leave all my problems, all my problems. 
Anonymous 
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I was in Palm Desert and and went to the fellowship 
hall down the street from where I was staying and 
when I said it didn’t my home group was at 12 Coconuts 
and they shouted, do it, do it do it, 
they wanted me to do Aloha for a lot of happy
 alcoholics and do the AA dance. 
Anonymous 
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Anytime I relapse I’m going backward into the abyss. 
Anonymous 
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Coming from a small town where gossip is the lifeblood, 
everyone knew I was sober through the fellowship. 
Anonymous 
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The sheriff told me that it’s been one year since 
I’ve been in my special cell. 
I realized that it was my first anniversary. 
Anonymous
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At seven years of age I was doing mixed drinks, 
smoking pakalolo and doing cocaine 
Anonymous 
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My family split up and I started drinking 
in school with vodka in a water bottle. 
Anonymous
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My brother and sister saw me get arrested a
and I went wild because I thought the family 
broke up because of me. 
Anonymous
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I thought I had 10 years and someone 
would say taste this and I did several times. 
I had never worked the 12 steps. 
Anonymous 
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Today I do things I can with a good heart 
and life is a whole lot better. 
Anonymous 
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I’m consistently around folks in the fellowship 
and I’m able to feel good about myself. 
Anonymous 
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I learned how to drive a submarine 
before I could drive a car. 
Anonymous 
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I found that if I keep living in the world 
of the past that I’m going to keep getting what I’m getting. 
Anonymous
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I didn’t drink but my life started to shrink. 
Anonymous 
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I’m not a poster boy for a AA, 
I’m just a drunk with opinions. 
That’s was true 30 years ago, 
and also today,different opinions. 
Anonymous
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Why do I have to keep trying to impress you, 
I can embellish anything, I enhance the truth 
which is would qualify me for these rooms. 
Anonymous 
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Today I will be bull******** all of you. 
Anonymous 
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I saw the lights and realized I was on 
the wrong side of the freeway and 
did a quick U-turn and immediately 
there were those little blue lights 
and the boys in blue wanted to chat. 
They left and let me go. 
Anonymous 
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My ex-wife said you are the most
accomplished b******* artist I have ever met, 
so we didn’t talk for the next 20 minutes while
I drove her back to work. 
Anonymous
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 My father was the angriest person
I’ve ever met in my life. 
Anonymous
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As a kid I saw my neighbor’s bury 
a large bag of pakalolo. 
Later, I went over the fence and my sisters 
who were hippies thought I was a god. 
Anonymous 
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As a kid I had a lot of anger and that was always a lot of drama. 
Anonymous 
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Once again I went to prison where they would feed me, 
take care of me, so it was no big deal. 
Anonymous 
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I went into this place thinking I was going to 
get drunk and it was an AA meeting.
Anonymous 
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I had my first Awakening in 2004 and was 
that the Salvation Army and told some guy 
I was going to beat the s*** out of him. 
Anonymous 
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Eventually I was to take over an Alano Club, 
we had meetings all day. 
Anonymous
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After a while I stopped giving back. 
Anonymous 
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When I consider drinking I realize that 
that I would let down the people who
 had trusted and helped me. 
Anonymous 
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They said you didn’t get arrested you got rescued. 
Anonymous 
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I went from Yale, to Park Place, to jail. 
Anonymous 
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I didn’t wake up one day and say that I 
was going to AA because they had everything I needed. 
Anonymous
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What I have to tell you is that story was false, 
so much so that I started to believe it myself. 
It was a tale that lie for years. 
Anonymous 
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I was always looking in the rear view mirror
 more than the front of the car. 
Anonymous 
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My story is what happened,what it was like,
 and how I started to change. 
Anonymous 
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I hung out with some guys who suggested that 
I try some control drinking.I had never drank wine
before so I started out with some red wine and 
by that evening there was 5 or 6 bottles, 
empty on the floor. 
Anonymous 
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I looked at the stain on My ceiling and “
screamed oh my God I’m an alcoholic! 
I never had a drink after that. 
That night I got struck sober.
 Anonymous
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 My Higher Power asked me to follow her path
 and today I see only about 20 feet ahead of 
me on my own.
 Anonymous
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 I get to go to the gym and watch  
women lift more weights than me.
Anonymous
For me Friday night happy hour I always
turned into Saturday and Sunday night happy hour. 
Anonymous 
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When I got here a lot more people had more DUIs than
I did and I was trying to catch up with them. 
Anonymous 
=========================
When I came into the rooms I proceeded 
to criticize everybody in the room. 
A guy said hey they have a lot more time than you, 
why don’t you sit down ,shut up and listen.
 Anonymous 
=========================
Someone just texted me to go to work, 
I texted back no thanks, not available. 
Today I can do that. They texted back, thank you. 
Anonymous 
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What you think about me is none of my business 
and what I think about you drives me nuts. 
Anonymous 
=========================
I heard that here that I could come in 
and leave all my problems, all my problems. 
Anonymous 
=========================
I was in Palm Desert and and went to the fellowship 
hall down the street from where I was staying and 
when I said it didn’t my home group was at 12 Coconuts 
and they shouted, do it, do it do it, 
they wanted me to do Aloha for a lot of happy
 alcoholics and do the AA dance. 
Anonymous 
=========================
Anytime I relapse I’m going backward into the abyss. 
Anonymous 
=========================
Coming from a small town where gossip is the lifeblood, 
everyone knew I was sober through the fellowship. 
Anonymous 
=========================
The sheriff told me that it’s been one year since 
I’ve been in my special cell. 
I realized that it was my first anniversary. 
Anonymous
=========================
At seven years of age I was doing mixed drinks, 
smoking pakalolo and doing cocaine 
Anonymous 
=========================
My family split up and I started drinking 
in school with vodka in a water bottle. 
Anonymous
=========================
My brother and sister saw me get arrested a
and I went wild because I thought the family 
broke up because of me. 
Anonymous
=========================
I thought I had 10 years and someone 
would say taste this and I did several times. 
I had never worked the 12 steps. 
Anonymous 
=========================
Today I do things I can with a good heart 
and life is a whole lot better. 
Anonymous 
=========================
I’m consistently around folks in the fellowship 
and I’m able to feel good about myself. 
Anonymous 
=========================
I learned how to drive a submarine 
before I could drive a car. 
Anonymous 
=========================
I found that if I keep living in the world 
of the past that I’m going to keep getting what I’m getting. 
Anonymous
=========================
I didn’t drink but my life started to shrink. 
Anonymous 
=========================
I’m not a poster boy for a AA, 
I’m just a drunk with opinions. 
That’s was true 30 years ago, 
and also today,different opinions. 
Anonymous
=========================
Why do I have to keep trying to impress you, 
I can embellish anything, I enhance the truth 
which is would qualify me for these rooms. 
Anonymous 
=========================
Today I will be bull******** all of you. 
Anonymous 
=========================
I saw the lights and realized I was on 
the wrong side of the freeway and 
did a quick U-turn and immediately 
there were those little blue lights 
and the boys in blue wanted to chat. 
They left and let me go. 
Anonymous 
=========================
My ex-wife said you are the most
accomplished b******* artist I have ever met, 
so we didn’t talk for the next 20 minutes while
I drove her back to work. 
Anonymous
=========================
 My father was the angriest person
I’ve ever met in my life. 
Anonymous
=========================
As a kid I saw my neighbor’s bury 
a large bag of pakalolo. 
Later, I went over the fence and my sisters 
who were hippies thought I was a god. 
Anonymous 
======================
As a kid I had a lot of anger and that was always a lot of drama. 
Anonymous 
======================
Once again I went to prison where they would feed me, 
take care of me, so it was no big deal. 
Anonymous 
======================
I went into this place thinking I was going to 
get drunk and it was an AA meeting.
Anonymous 
======================
I had my first Awakening in 2004 and was 
that the Salvation Army and told some guy 
I was going to beat the s*** out of him. 
Anonymous 
======================
Eventually I was to take over an Alano Club, 
we had meetings all day. 
Anonymous
======================
After a while I stopped giving back. 
Anonymous 
======================
When I consider drinking I realize that 
that I would let down the people who
 had trusted and helped me. 
Anonymous 
======================
They said you didn’t get arrested you got rescued. 
Anonymous 
======================
I went from Yale, to Park Place, to jail. 
Anonymous 
======================
I didn’t wake up one day and say that I 
was going to AA because they had everything I needed. 
Anonymous
======================
What I have to tell you is that story was false, 
so much so that I started to believe it myself. 
It was a tale that lie for years. 
Anonymous 
======================
I was always looking in the rear view mirror
 more than the front of the car. 
Anonymous 
======================
My story is what happened,what it was like,
 and how I started to change. 
Anonymous 
======================
I hung out with some guys who suggested that 
I try some control drinking.I had never drank wine
before so I started out with some red wine and 
by that evening there was 5 or 6 bottles, 
empty on the floor. 
Anonymous 
======================
I looked at the stain on My ceiling and “
screamed oh my God I’m an alcoholic! 
I never had a drink after that. 
That night I got struck sober.
 Anonymous
======================
 My HgherPower asked me to follow her path
 and today I see only about 20 feet ahead
of me on my own.
 Anonymous
======================
 I get to go to the gym and watch a 
women lift more weights than me. 
Anonymous 
For me Friday night happy hour I always
turned into Saturday and Sunday night happy hour. 
Anonymous 
=========================
When I got here a lot more people had more DUIs than
I did and I was trying to catch up with them. 
Anonymous 
=========================
When I came into the rooms I proceeded 
to criticize everybody in the room. 
A guy said hey they have a lot more time than you, 
why don’t you sit down ,shut up and listen.
 Anonymous 
=========================
Someone just texted me to go to work, 
I texted back no thanks, not available. 
Today I can do that. They texted back, thank you. 
Anonymous 
=========================
What you think about me is none of my business 
and what I think about you drives me nuts. 
Anonymous 
=========================
I heard that here that I could come in 
and leave all my problems, all my problems. 
Anonymous 
=========================
I was in Palm Desert and and went to the fellowship 
hall down the street from where I was staying and 
when I said it didn’t my home group was at 12 Coconuts 
and they shouted, do it, do it do it, 
they wanted me to do Aloha for a lot of happy
 alcoholics and do the AA dance. 
Anonymous 
=========================
Anytime I relapse I’m going backward into the abyss. 
Anonymous 
=========================
Coming from a small town where gossip is the lifeblood, 
everyone knew I was sober through the fellowship. 
Anonymous 
=========================
The sheriff told me that it’s been one year since 
I’ve been in my special cell. 
I realized that it was my first anniversary. 
Anonymous
=========================
At seven years of age I was doing mixed drinks, 
smoking pakalolo and doing cocaine 
Anonymous 
=========================
My family split up and I started drinking 
in school with vodka in a water bottle. 
Anonymous
=========================
My brother and sister saw me get arrested a
and I went wild because I thought the family 
broke up because of me. 
Anonymous
=========================
I thought I had 10 years and someone 
would say taste this and I did several times. 
I had never worked the 12 steps. 
Anonymous 
=========================
Today I do things I can with a good heart 
and life is a whole lot better. 
Anonymous 
=========================
I’m consistently around folks in the fellowship 
and I’m able to feel good about myself. 
Anonymous 
=========================
I learned how to drive a submarine 
before I could drive a car. 
Anonymous 
=========================
I found that if I keep living in the world 
of the past that I’m going to keep getting what I’m getting. 
Anonymous
=========================
I didn’t drink but my life started to shrink. 
Anonymous 
=========================
I’m not a poster boy for a AA, 
I’m just a drunk with opinions. 
That’s was true 30 years ago, 
and also today,different opinions. 
Anonymous
=========================
Why do I have to keep trying to impress you, 
I can embellish anything, I enhance the truth 
which is would qualify me for these rooms. 
Anonymous 
=========================
Today I will be bull******** all of you. 
Anonymous 
=========================
I saw the lights and realized I was on 
the wrong side of the freeway and 
did a quick U-turn and immediately 
there were those little blue lights 
and the boys in blue wanted to chat. 
They left and let me go. 
Anonymous 
=========================
My ex-wife said you are the most
accomplished b******* artist I have ever met, 
so we didn’t talk for the next 20 minutes while
I drove her back to work. 
Anonymous
=========================
 My father was the angriest person
I’ve ever met in my life. 
Anonymous
=========================
As a kid I saw my neighbor’s bury 
a large bag of pakalolo. 
Later, I went over the fence and my sisters 
who were hippies thought I was a god. 
Anonymous 
======================
As a kid I had a lot of anger and that was always a lot of drama. 
Anonymous 
======================
Once again I went to prison where they would feed me, 
take care of me, so it was no big deal. 
Anonymous 
======================
I went into this place thinking I was going to 
get drunk and it was an AA meeting.
Anonymous 
======================
I had my first Awakening in 2004 and was 
that the Salvation Army and told some guy 
I was going to beat the s*** out of him. 
Anonymous 
======================
Eventually I was to take over an Alano Club, 
we had meetings all day. 
Anonymous
======================
After a while I stopped giving back. 
Anonymous 
======================
When I consider drinking I realize that 
that I would let down the people who
 had trusted and helped me. 
Anonymous 
======================
They said you didn’t get arrested you got rescued. 
Anonymous 
======================
I went from Yale, to Park Place, to jail. 
Anonymous 
======================
I didn’t wake up one day and say that I 
was going to AA because they had everything I needed. 
Anonymous
======================
What I have to tell you is that story was false, 
so much so that I started to believe it myself. 
It was a tale that lie for years. 
Anonymous 
======================
I was always looking in the rear view mirror
 more than the front of the car. 
Anonymous 
======================
My story is what happened,what it was like,
 and how I started to change. 
Anonymous 
======================
I hung out with some guys who suggested that 
I try some control drinking.I had never drank wine
before so I started out with some red wine and 
by that evening there was 5 or 6 bottles, 
empty on the floor. 
Anonymous 
======================
I looked at the stain on My ceiling and “
screamed oh my God I’m an alcoholic! 
I never had a drink after that. 
That night I got struck sober.
 Anonymous
======================
 My HigherPower asked me to follow her path
 and today I see only about 20 feet ahead of me on my own.
 Anonymous
======================
 I get to go to the gym and watch a women lift more weights than me. 
Anonymous 
======================
When I get out of my own way 
Alcoholics Anonymous is the way to go. 
Anonymous 
======================
I convince myself everyday that I have a dual personality. 
I’m a bullshiter like most of us so I can feel comfortable. 
Anonymous
======================
I convince myself everyday that I have a dual personality. 
I’m a bull******r like most of us 
so I can feel comfortable. 
Anonymous
======================
When I get out of my own way 
Alcoholics Anonymous is the way to go. 
Anonymous 
======================
After always trying to do the program by 
myself I would always go back out. 
Anonymous 
===========================
I’ve only been arrested five times, that’s enough. 
I also lost my driver’s license. 
Anonymous
===========================
Part of my service is that I go into a
high security prison in Australia, 
I’ve done it for two years now and 
it’s about time for the spirit of rotation to take over. 
Anonymous 
===========================
My twin daughters put my three month 
old grandson in front of me and said, 
‘Mom, can you stop drinking”. 
I love them but I loved alcohol more. 
Anonymous 
===========================
I didn’t think I could possibly be one of 
you so I went back out. Anonymous 
===========================
God took me to AA and AA pointed out God to me. 
Anonymous
===========================
I had my first drink at 15 and don’t 
know how I got home. 
Anonymous 
===========================
In Poland I went from alcohol to ecstasy
 to another drug which kept me up and drinking 3 days. 
Anonymous 
===========================
My girlfriend took me to Germany and 
found my drugs and threw them in the toilet. 
Anonymous 
===========================
Later I moved to Chicago and was 
always drinking but cocaine was always in my life. 
Anonymous 
===========================
I went to this guy’s house and he gave 
me some cocaine and it put heroin in it.
I was really pissed off. 
Anonymous 
===========================
He ended up going to jail and wanted
some of my money to get him out and 
then I found out he was also dating another lady so I left the city. Anonymous 
===========================
Going to jail and seeing all my friends 
on the serving line in the kitchen. 
No big deal, didn’t think much of it. 
Anonymous
===========================
I’ve been in jail drunk four times but they had the key. 
I had to have the key to willingness to get out of my own head. 
Anonymous 
=============================
This guy said that his God was a doorknob and 
I thought to myself yeah, all he has to do is turn
the knob and walk into a better life. 
Anonymous 
=============================
When I was new someone suggested that I memorize
 a prayer and when the desire to drink came up,
 it would be removed. 
Anonymous 
=============================
My brother came home with some wine and I 
was twelve and for the first time I got along 
really good with him. 
I continued to drink through high school 
and college and did okay. 
Anonymous 
=============================
I heard Clancy describe what alcohol did for 
him and how the warmth spread throughout his body,
I identified with him. 
Anonymous
=============================
 I drank myself out of a really good job. 
Anonymous 
=============================
I went to Santa Monica and got a really 
good job and my brain went from no way 
to taking that first drink. 
Anonymous 
=============================
I was fired, it just took that  one drink. 
Anonymous 
=============================
When I meditate and my mind starts to 
go off I think of the light in my heart. 
Anonymous 
=============================
I don’t have a pipeline to God but I do get an intuitive feeling. 
Anonymous
=============================
A genie in the bottle directed my life. 
Anonymous 
=============================
I struggled with my anonymity, what if a parent showed up. 
Here I was a teacher and couldn’t control my drinking. 
Anonymous 
=============================
We know your sobriety sucks but if you do it right, 
you won’t have to do it again. 
Anonymous 
=============================
I had to realize that I had the same disease 
as everyone else in the room. 
Anonymous 
=============================
I thought I wouldn’t be able to live without 
my mother but today I honor her with my sobriety. 
Anonymous 
=============================
As a teacher I’m in charge of a lot of women 
that I taught in school. 
Anonymous 
=============================
I hate to make amends but that’s what helps
 when I’ll get in trouble at work. 
Anonymous 
=============================
Remember big shot, this is what got you here. 
Anonymous 
=============================
I was hiding bottles in my house, 
no one else was living there. 
Anonymous 
=============================
No one else in my family was an alcoholic 
so I had to master the disease myself. 
Anonymous 
=============================
I was a high school teacher, I had to hide my drinking.
I also had to find ways of keeping my family out of my 
house because they had caught me passed out a couple of times. 
Anonymous 
=============================
My dilemma was how could I deal with 
everything if I didn’t drink. 
Anonymous 
=============================
I was driving my car and drinking and I got 
to a roadblock and my son told me to get
 out of the car that I was a drunk. 
Anonymous 
=============================
I said to myself if this lady doesn’t answer 
I won’t go into treatment but if she does I’ll go.
I started treatment that night. 
Anonymous
=============================
Today I don’t have to punish myself for making mistakes. 
Anonymous 
=============================
When I came into the fellowship my sponsor said 
I only had two choices, to live or to die. 
Anonymous 
=============================
Whatever you put before your sobriety, 
that’s the second thing you’re going to lose. 
Anonymous 
=============================
This last year has shown me that things 
can go wrong and I still don’t have to drink. 
Anonymous 
=============================
I thank you all for giving me a happy sobriety. 
Anonymous 
=============================
I finally got that stupid fourth step out of my life. 
Anonymous 
=============================
I don’t hang around with the folks that I 
used to hang around with,or the places, 
or do the things I did before anymore. 
This place is awesome. 
Anonymous 
=============================
If you’re like me or not I don’t care just call your sponsor. 
Anonymous 
=============================
I have to remember that it’s the program 
that got me through these last 6 years. 
Anonymous 
=============================
I’ve spent the last year watching people go 
through all sorts of drama and not have to drink.
Anonymous 
=============================
Recovery is not just like a hat or a new pair of shoes. 
We can’t just take it off whenever we want. 
Anonymous
=============================
I always ask my higher power to speak to me, 
where I work, at home,or here, as I am very self-centered. 
Anonymous 
=============================
I was adopted when I was six months old and they 
always told me how much they loved me and I would 
interpret that as they don’t love me, 
I’m no good and I’m worthless. 
Anonymous 
=============================
When I was really young I could get into bars 
because I had boobs and an older boyfriend. 
Anonymous 
=============================
At some point I started to realize that my
lies were my problem. 
Anonymous 
=============================
In the rooms I had a real problem managing my lies because I could never remember which lie I told to who or when. 
Anonymous 
=============================
I love people with two years, you can’t go 
back and you can’t go forward.
Anonymous 
=============================
I couldn’t drink at work because that 
would have made me an Alcoholic. 
Anonymous 
=============================
My disease started at 13 years old. 
Anonymous 
=============================
Money and alcohol where my 
higher power for many years. 
Anonymous 
=============================
In my family crying was a weakness and 
if you make your own bed you have to sleep in it. 
Anonymous 
=============================
The 13 at already been to 10 schools. 
Anonymous 
=============================
At 13 I had an ID to said I was 23 and
I could drinking bars. I also had a lot of good jobs. 
Anonymous 
=============================
At the time I was a good friends with the
liquor commissioner and I also worked at the point-after. 
Anonymous
=============================
I like to mix a drugs with alcohol so I could 
drink more and keep the party going. 
Anonymous 
=============================
I never used my given name, I was Amy,
which was what my grandmother’s 
identification said. 
Anonymous 
=============================
I came too on Hotel Street, woke up with one slipper, 
my make-up askew and said I didn’t want to live this 
life anymore and went into treatment that evening. 
Anonymous
=============================
I always ask my higher power to speak though me, 
when I’m at work, l here, as I am very self-centered. 
Anonymous 
=============================
I love the promises because they were the carrot stick. 
Anonymous 
=======================
I didn’t have a problem fitting in, 
but I needed alcohol for courage. 
Anonymous 
=======================
If you told me I could drink on the weekends 
my mind always said why can’t I drink during the week. 
Anonymous 
=======================
I had a pretty smile and thought I could get away with anything. 
I ended up in prison, not once, but twice. 
Anonymous 
=======================
I was so tired of thinking that I was ok and was in denial. 
Anonymous 
=======================
The word admitted in the first step really got my attention. 
Anonymous 
=======================
I went into a halfway house when I got out of 
prison because I had no idea how to stay sober. 
Anonymous 
=======================
It was important that I relearned everything it, 
especially how to live in the world without alcohol.
Anonymous 
=======================
Eventually I was able to speak in front 
of Congress about this disease. 
Anonymous 
=======================
Today people let me into their home’s 
and don’t have to worry about me stealing 
their toilet paper or anything else. 
Anonymous 
=======================
My goal was to be a maintenance drinker 
but I never achieved that goal. 
Anonymous 
=======================
I went to prison in my mommy’s tummy and 
I never saw them drink. 
They were in the fellowship as is my sister 
and my brother is a normie. 
Anonymous 
=======================
If alcohol wasn’t present, neither was I. 
Anonymous 
=======================
My reality is once I pick up a drink 
I have to have more. 
Anonymous
=======================
I’ve been married 30 years and my wife 
really never knew who I was until I came 
into the program. 
Anonymous 
=======================
I had a good career, my children went to 
private schools and I was well respected in my community. 
Anonymous 
=======================
I discovered that I had been a liar a 
cheat and a thief and I had stolen my
children’s innocence. 
Anonymous
=======================
I cheated on my wife and at my 
daughter’s graduation I couldn’t 
wait to see my girlfriend and get drunk. 
Anonymous 
=======================
I was never good enough or I was better than. 
Anonymous
=======================
I couldn’t lie in the rooms because you 
guys said ‘we’ve got your number , buddy’. 
They started to pull my covers. 
Anonymous 
=======================
I went to a meeting and I could feel 
what they were saying. 
Anonymous 
=======================
I had to let my children grow, 
they had their side and I had 
my side and we are a happy 
family now. 
Anonymous 
=======================
When I relapsed my sponsor said remember, 
you fell forward and not backwards. 
Anonymous 
=======================
My social life is my doctor, I’m at tripler twice a week. 
Anonymous 
=======================
I’ve always had a God, He brought 
me from my past to my present. 
Anonymous
=======================
I was always very awkward and 
alcohol made me feel as if I belong. 
Anonymous 
=======================
My life fell apart as soon as I started drinking. 
Anonymous 
=======================
I went to bed at 13 and woke up at 23 
and I was so scared. 
Anonymous 
=======================
I went to meetings knowing they could help me. 
I’ve been to Burning Man many times so I was 
always spiritual. 
Anonymous 
=======================
My first sponsor said that if I want to 
know the Creator I have to know 
His creation. 
Anonymous 
=======================
Someone said if you think you’re more 
powerful than the ocean go in there 
and try to stop a wave sometime. 
Anonymous 
=======================
My wife and I pray together but we 
have different Gods but it always 
goes to the same place. 
Anonymous
=======================
I was living in a laundry room, 
I had lice and there were rats 
All Around Bay. My wife and kids
had thrown me out of the house. 
Anonymous 
=======================
Instead of asking God what he can do
 for you ask what you can do for God. 
Anonymous 
=======================
I said to myself, it’s not them, 
get yourself to a meeting. 
Anonymous 
=======================
When my thinking goes astray, 
I have to take action to remedy that. 
Anonymous
=======================

My dad said, Son I’ve done things I will 
never be able to tell you about. 
You aren’t a black sheep, it’s just I feeling. 
Anonymous 
=======================
This program is about doing things 
and taking responsibility for my actions. 
Anonymous 
=======================
My mind said that if I get some shoyu chicken
 I can have a drink with it. 
I said to myself “what the f*** does shoyu chicken 
have to do with alcohol. 
Anonymous 
=======================
This is one of the most expensive clubs in the world, 
it cost me a wife, a house, a car, everything. 
Today I have some of those things back. 
Anonymous 
=======================
Nothing would Stop me from taking that 
first drink and nothing could keep 
me from taking the second. 
anonymous 
=======================
It is some kind of lie that I pull into that first drink. 
Anonymous 
=======================
Towards the end I went to a shrink 
Ward and I loved it, no responsibilities. 
Anonymous 
=======================
It was always someone else’s fault
and I loved to stay in the past. 
Anonymous 
=======================
I kept doing the same thing over
 and over and expecting different results. 
Anonymous 
=======================
I stop drinking I get crazy in the head, 
my feelings get Amplified. 
Anonymous 
=======================
I can tell you 22 years later that God 
is for people who have no hope. 
Anonymous
=======================
I don’t think whatever that power is,
It doesn’t mind what we call it. 
Anonymous 
=======================
Years of thinking takes time to heal 
and I can be restored to sanity. 
Anonymous 
=======================
Just because I dropped the alcohol, 
I still have to deal with the i.s.m..
 Anonymous
=======================
I have 5 months sober I have a son on the way
and that encourages me to try even more.
Anonymous
===================
The stories I hear help me to avoid your mistakes.
Anonymous
===================
Just being awake, aware, i my amends to my nieces. Anonymous
===================
My son is going crazy and I come here to be with my children. My daughter is getting her masters and I’m a proud mama to be here. Anonymous
===================
Sometimes doing life on life terms is challenging.
Anonymous

===================

I grew up on Kauai on a farm, riding horses, milking cows, and growing our own vegetables. 
Anonymous 
===========================
I started drinking at 5 years old. My dad almost made the pros but he got my mom pregnant and became a family man. Anonymous 
===========================
My disease progressed to the point that people would tell me what I had done the night before. I had been blacked out. This was before I got to Junior High School. 
Anonymous 
===========================
The law doesn’t look kindly on people with martial art backgrounds who are drunk and brawling. I ended up in jail. Anonymous 
===========================
How is making $400 a night and blew 
it all on alcohol and fancy cars. 
Anonymous
===========================
 I got in trouble on my job and came
back to the program for awhile. 
Anonymous 
===========================
I got dragged back into the rooms, 
thank God I got a sponsor. 
Anonymous
===========================
I grew up on Kauai on a farm, riding horses, milking cows, and growing our own vegetables.
Anonymous
===========================
I started drinking at 5 years old. My dad almost made the pros but he got my mom pregnant and became a family man. Anonymous
===========================
My disease progressed to the point that people would tell me what I had done the night before. I had been blacked out. This was before I got to Junior High School.
Anonymous
===========================
The law doesn’t look kindly on people with martial art backgrounds who are drunk and brawling. I ended up in jail. Anonymous
===========================
How is making $400 a night and blew 

it all on alcohol and fancy cars. 

Anonymous
===========================
 I got in trouble on my job and came
back to the program for awhile.
Anonymous
===========================
I got dragged back into the rooms,
thank God I got a sponsor.
Anonymous

===========================
Sincerely,
Ron Richey
545 Queen St. #701
Honolulu, Hi 96813
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