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(#269) Coleen Y (Louisville, KY)
Sept 2003 in Myrtle Beach, SC  EVENT: 32nd Fellowship by the Sea  TYPE: AA, Female, Story

Sober since 8/2/1985, the old timers told her when she was nervous that it was God trying to shake the truth out of her. She grew up in public housing in Louisville but in the 60's it was not as run down as it is now. Her parents and siblings are almost all admitted alcoholics. They say alcoholism runs in families but in her's it galloped. She learned alot of things fast on the street. She never felt enough - pretty enough, smart enough - and a hole inside that could never get full. She married several alcoholics. Had an affair with a judge and drank herself out of that job. She began to compromise every value she had. Went to work in a bar when "he" showed up and was married in two weeks. He was and alcoholic who had a wallet that took them into a horrible relationship. Her brother got sober in AA shorty before her dad died of the disease in 1982. It took her 3 more years to find sobriety.

(1 hr 3 min) (21.7 MB) (id#269)