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(#2042) John F (Acworth, GA)
9/16/2017 in Woodstock, GA  EVENT: HOW Place Saturday Night  TYPE: AA, Male, Story

Sober 14 years since 11/17/2002, a binge drinker who used drugs, alcohol drove everything.

"Three things about how it is today... The biggest change for me that has happened in life is that I have a life with a purpose...before it was all about self-gratification... Today I try to be a good person. The second thing is that I have a spiritual life...The more I do this the more the meditation becomes more and more important to me just shutting my eyes and listening...The third thing...acceptance is the key to all my problems."

Born in Lakeworth, FL, adopted child, into sports, fabulous parents though functioning alcoholics, he did not want for anything. Still he swore he would not be that person.

He has been in the fireworks business since he moved to Atlanta. Two men were killed at a factory he had in Alabama in 1994 and he went into a depression. He treats his depression and alcoholism as two separate issues and uses anti-depressants.

(46 min) (8 MB) (id#2042)